Jaylexia Clark




Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements, Stratification and Inequality


Jaylexia Clark is a PhD Candidate and 2022-2023 Fulbright recipient in the Department of Sociology. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University (2019). Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she worked with the New York City based Worker Institute and the Tompkins County Workers Center to advocate for better legal protections and a living wage for platform workers. Her primary research interests are, structural racial and gender inequality, platform work, and digital entrepreneurship. 

Currently, she is investigating the experiences of female digital entrepreneurs and platform workers in Accra, Ghana. Through a gendered racial capitalism analytical framework she explores whether and to what extent gender and income inequality impact women's participation in Ghana's platform economy. This project is a part of her ongoing research which seeks to bridge the gap between theories on gendered racial capitalism and platform capitalism.