Megan N. Reed

Office Address: 

266 McNeil


Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology & Demography, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., International Studies, University of Arizona, 2012

Entered Program: 
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Michel Guillot
Second Year Paper Advisor: 
Emily Hannum
Dissertation Chair: 
Emily Hannum
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Annette Lareau
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Pilar Gonalons-Pons
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Frank F. Furstenberg

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.