Megan N. Reed has spent the past month in Delhi reaching out to local people for her research on marriage decisions. The project hopes to build on findings from a previous Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) survey, which used electoral rolls to randomly select a sample group. Read more here.
Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology & Demography, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., International Studies, University of Arizona, 2012
Megan N. Reed is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Demography. Her mixed-methods dissertation project examines marriage patterns in India and their implications for gender and class inequality. Megan’s dissertation project has been supported by the GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation, the Center for the Advanced Study of India Summer Travel Funds for Research, and the Gertrude and Otto Pollak Summer Research Fellowship. In other projects, she examines the labor force participation of Indian widows, the gendered practices of the upwardly mobile in India, and changes in Indian women’s status in the household over the life cycle. Before joining the PhD program at Penn, Megan was a 2012 Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Fellow in India. She received her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Arizona in 2012.
Photo Credit: Marcus T. Wright.