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Celene Reynolds

Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

Celene Reynolds

Department of Sociology



Celene Reynolds is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. She is also an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality and a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Organizational Behavior, both at Cornell. Her research centers on understanding why antidiscrimination law is used and interpreted differently in organizations over time, despite the fact that the letter of the law remains the same. Her book project examines this question using the case of Title IX, the 1972 U.S. civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Related articles have won the ASA Sex and Gender Section Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award and the ASA Sociology of Law Section Graduate Student Paper Award.

Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. She has published in Social Problems, Organization, Qualitative Sociology, and Socius.


  • Sociology
  • Center for the Study of Inequality


  • ILR, Center for the Study of Inequality