Mallory Rees

Mallory Rees

Graduate Student


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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.


  • B.S. Journalism (Summa Cum Laude), Northwestern University, 2010
  • J.D. (Order of the Coif), UCLA Law School, 2013
  • M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2018

Fields of Study

Gender and Law, Sexual Harassment, Gender and Work



  • Abigail Saguy