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
- “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.