Celene Reynolds

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Ph.D. Candidate
B.A. Sociology, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Honors in Sociology (Wellesley College, 2009)
M.A. Social Sciences (University of Chicago, 2011)
Areas of Interest: 
Historical and Comparative Methods; Law; Organizations; Higher Education; Gender and Sexuality

My research interests center on social change, law, educational organizations, and gender. In my dissertation, which recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, I examine why and how the implementation of Title IX has shifted from an emphasis on gender equity in athletics to sexual harassment on college campuses. 
I am affiliated with Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Research, which has selected me as a Graduate Policy Fellow for 2015-2016, and Yale’s Center for Gender and Campus Culture, where I assess the efficacy of intervention programs seeking to shift gender dynamics and sexual culture on campus. 
Additionally, I am collaborating with Professor Emily Erikson on a project examining how meaning is constructed through action. We use a random factorial survey to identify the conditions under which individuals perceive repeated sequences of activities as meaningful (as in ritual activity) or largely meaningless (as in routine behavior).
Prior to joining Yale’s graduate program, I worked in philanthropic management consulting in Chicago. I completed the Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago in 2011 and earned a BA in sociology at Wellesley College in 2009.