Faculty & Staff
Mary Nell Trautner
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona, 2006
Sociology of law; Gender, sexuality, and the body; Work and organizations
SOC 307: Criminology
SOC 314: Sociology of Gender
SOC 318: Gender & Work
SOC 373, Sociology of Law
SOC 562: Sociology of Law (graduate)
SOC 587: Criminology (graduate)
SOC 613: Sociology of Gender (graduate)
Mary Nell Trautner’s research focuses on intersections of social inequality and social justice. She asks how law, culture, and organizational practices shape the ways in which inequality is created, perpetuated, and/or experienced.
Her current research spans a range of topics, including analyses of young people’s ideologies of gender; tales about the “litigation lottery”; bodywork practices; physical appearance bias; prosecutors as cause lawyers; living wage campaigns; and sexual aggression in bars. Her current NSF-funded research focuses on how families cope and make decisions about their child’s birth injuries.
Her publications and CV can be accessed through her website.