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Meghan Daniel

Graduate Student



Building & Room:

Sociology Office: 4006A BSB


Previous degrees:

B.A. Sociology and Women’s Studies, Providence College
M.A. Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty areas:

Race, Class, Gender; Social Movements; Feminist Theory; Qualitative Methodology


Research Interests:

My research centers on social movements and feminist theories, with a particular focus on reproductive justice. My previous work examined ‘margins to center’ organizing within a nonprofit organization doing reproductive justice work; my current work builds on this to examine the historical and contemporary entanglements of social movement organizing for reproductive justice and against state violence. I am utilizing archival, in-depth interview, and ethnographic methods to formulate a new theoretical and practical framework with which to understand and support contemporary, multifaceted organizing in the city of Chicago.


M.A. Thesis Title:

From “Transactional to Transformational:” Reproductive Justice and Margins to Center Organizing


Dissertation Working Title:

Reproductive Justice as Resistance: Historical and Contemporary Activism Against State Violence & Gendered Racial Capitalism