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Mallory Rees

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Mallory's research focuses on sexual harassment, gender and work, and the intersections between gender and the law. Specifically, she recently published a paper on how direct selling organizations train consultants to appeal to the conflict mothers experience from the gendered time-bind to sell their industry as a flexible work solution compatible with time-intensive parenting practices. Since 2017, she has worked with Abigail C. Saguy and Juliet A. Williams as a research assistant on their project involving the contested and evolving meanings of the term gender neutrality. Working for this project, she co-authored a paper on the scope, limits, and under-utilized potential of gender neutrality as a US legal concept, and she is currently co-authoring a paper on gender-neutral parenting. Her dissertation work examines conservative women's experiences with sexual harassment and how those experiences relate to their broader attitudes about gender equality. 



Fields of Study

Gender and Law, Sexual Harassment, Gender and Work


“Reassessing Gender Neutrality.” Abigail C. Saguy, Juliet Williams, and Mallory Rees. 2020. Law & Society Review. 54 (1): 7-32

"Gender, Power, and Harassment: Sociology in the #MeToo Era." Abigail C. Saguy and Mallory E. Rees. 2021. Annual Review of Sociology. 47: 417-435.

"Selling the Ability to 'Have it All': How Direct Selling Organizations Exploit Intensive Mothering Ideologies." Mallory E. Rees. 2021. Social Problems


Abigail Saguy


B.S. Journalism (Summa Cum Laude), Northwestern University, 2010

J.D. (Order of the Coif), UCLA Law School, 2013

M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2018