Megan Nanney

Megan Nanney
East Carolina University | ECU

PhD in Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies

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Introduction
I received by PhD in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies from Virginia Tech in 2020. My scholarship focuses on gender inequality in higher education and cultural communities. My research is supported by the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and the National Academy for Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

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In order to develop protections, interventions, and other resources to support the health and well-being of transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse Southerners, they must first understand who trans Southerners are as a community, and how they currently understand and experience their health and healthcare. This chapter contributes to this growin...
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In this Editorial Feature Review, we reached out to senior race/racism and ethnicity scholars who have theoretically, epistemologically, and empirically contributed in major ways to what we now call the sociology of race and ethnicity. We wanted to pay our respects to these mothers and fathers of the discipline and the gifts that they have given ou...
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This article reviews popular and scholarly literature on transgender students' experiences who are enrolled in single‐sex colleges. Because such colleges rely on bounded conceptions of sex/gender to determine who can and cannot be eligible for admission, the enrollment and matriculation of transgender students pose a challenge to the central organi...
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Outcry and protest arose in 2013 when Smith College, a women’s college in Massachusetts, denied admission to Calliope Wong, a trans* woman, because her financial aid form indicated her sex as male. Since then, at least 20 women’s colleges have adopted admissions policies outlining varying biological, social, and legal criteria for who may apply to...
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Recently, multiple studies have focused on the phenomenon of “undermatching”—when students attend a college for which they are overqualified, as measured by test scores and grades. The extant literature suggests that students who undermatch fail to maximize their potential. However, gaps remain in our knowledge about how student preferences—such as...
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While beer has maintained a position as the most popular alcoholic beverage among men age 21–34, a recent Gallup poll indicates that craft beer has surpassed wine as the most popular beverage for women in the same age group in USA. In light of this trend, there has been little research done to explore gender dynamics in craft beer consumption and t...
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Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to examine women's college alumnae's gender panics surrounding transgender admittance policies and negotiations on how to define the boundaries of the alumnae community in moments of these panics. Methodology/Approach: I explore these negotiations by conducting a modified grounded theory approach of online di...
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In 2013, controversy sparked student protests, campus debates, and national attention when Smith College denied admittance to Calliope Wong—a trans woman. Since then, eight women’s colleges have revised their admissions policies to include different gender identities such as trans women and genderqueer people. Given the recency of such policies, we...

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As women increasingly drink and participate in craft beer cultures, how do they experience masculinized spaces?
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This research examines tensions in feminist and women's spaces regarding trans inclusion.