Annie McGlynn-Wright is an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Law & Society at the Newcomb Institute of Tulane University. In 2019, she received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington, where she was a Comparative Law and Societies Studies Graduate Fellow.
Her research is motivated by an interest in factors that influence policy development and the implications for race, gender, and class equity. She examines these issues across three sites: social welfare programs, criminal justice, and education systems. Within social welfare programs, Annie focuses on how ideas about pregnancy shape surveillance and control. The research has been supported by the University of Washington Presidential Dissertation Fellowship, National Poverty Center Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, and grants from the Ford Presidential Library and Hayner Memorial Scholarship. She is also working with a colleague to examine the administrative burdens of birth access for Medicaid beneficiaries. Within the criminal justice system, she examines the long-term criminal justice consequences of police contact with young people, which has been published in Social Problems, Race & Social Problems, Race & Justice. Within education, she is working on two projects which examine the implications of educational policy for racial equity.
She has six years of teaching experience as a Graduate Instructor at the University of Washington and a Visiting Professor at The Evergreen State College and has taught a range of courses including: Writing for the Social Sciences, Introduction to Qualitative Methods, Criminology, Deviance, Crime, and Punishment in the Past and Present, and Education Practicum. She has published on student peer review and writing processes at Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology (TRAILS).
For updated information about her research, please visit: www.mcglynn-wright.com