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Megan Neely
Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-19
Graduate Voice & Influence Program Fellow 2017-2018


Megan Tobias Neely is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She studies how the workplaces of political and economic elites contribute to the persistence of gender inequality. Megan graduated with a PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. For her dissertation, she conducted a qualitative study of gender and work in the hedge fund industry, a case study of the top one percent of earners. She is currently writing a book, with Ken-Hou Lin, that documents how the ascendance of finance in three seemingly separate spheres of American society—Wall Street, Main Street, and families—widens the unequal distribution of resources across America according to gender, race, and class. Her previous work examines gender inequality in political systems, the new economy, and the financial sector more broadly.  

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