University at Buffalo

Megan M. Iantosca

Megan M. Iantosca

Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Achievement; Diversity; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Educational Policy; Ethnography; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Organizational Change; Qualitative Research Methods; Urban Education; Sociology of Education

Contact Information
477 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1095

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Harvard University (2013)
  • MA, Harvard University (2010)
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania (2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • Review of Educational Research Outstanding Reviewer; AERA; 2024-02-15;
  • 2023 Excellence in Mentoring Award; UB Gender Institute; 2023-05-11;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Iantosca, M.H., Kimelberg, S.M., Lewis, D.V. and Taughrin, R.J. (2024), “We're gonna get you through it”: The role of bonding social capital in the development of bridging social capital. Sociological Forum, 39: 22-34.
  • Holland Iantosca, M., & Lemke, M. (2022). The glass escalator in school counselling: gender and leadership aspirations. Gender and Education, 34(7), 852-868.
  • Holland,M.M & Ford, K.S. (2021) Legitimating prestige through diversity: How higher education institutions represent ethno-racial diversity across levels of selectivity. The Journal of Higher Education, 92(1), 1-30.
  • Ford, K. S., & Holland, M.M. (2020). Identifying “race unknown” postsecondary students in survey data. Teacher’s College Record. ID Number: 23485.
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • SUNY Press Editorial Board
  • Journal of Higher Education Editorial Board
  • Review of Educational Research Editorial Board
Professional Service:
  • Sociology of Education Association Board Member
  • AERA Sociology of Education SIG Secretary/Treasurer

Contact Information

477 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1095