Tey Meadow holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. Her work examines the ways social institutions such as law, politics and the family respond to challenges to gender and sexual classifications. Her current book project, Raising Transgender: Being Male and Female in the 21st Century, won the Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship from the American Sociological Association for the best dissertation proposal in gender and sexualities. In it, she utilizes the responses of parents, physicians and educators to extreme gender atypicality in children to depict the rapid expansion of a cultural lexicon for gender over the last decade. Previous projects include a study of how U.S. courts cope with individuals who seek to alter their legal gender, and a comparative historical analysis of the law and politics of same sex marriage in South Africa and the United States. Tey's work has received support from the American Sociological Association, The Social Science Research Council, The Institute for Public Knowledge, and New York University. Tey maintains an active commitment to public sociology, holding a Bennett Fellowship at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, contributing to reports on LGBT youth for the National Institutes of Health and serving on the board of directors of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the Ettelbrick Project at the Stonewall Community Foundation. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she will debut a new course called Queer Citizenship, which seeks to interrogate the relationship between academic theory and community-based activism. In the summer of 2014, she will join the Department of Sociology and the Program in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University.