Lauren Clingan is a second-year doctoral student in Sociology at Princeton. She graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi in 2017 with a degree in Social Research and Public Policy and a minor in Economics. For her senior thesis, she studied how Emirati men negotiate their gendered selves in connection with state policy and discourse supporting women’s employment. Her research interests include gender, work, and qualitative methods. She is especially interested in understanding how gender norms are reimagined as individuals engage with shifting institutional and discursive realms.