Anne McGlynn-Wright (she/her/hers)

Graduated with PhD Summer 2019
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M.A., Sociology, University of Washington, 2014
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington, 2019

Annie McGlynn-Wright is a Visiting Research Scholar at Tulane University and a former 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: health and social welfare programs, criminal justice, and education systems. Within health and social welfare programs, Annie focuses on how ideas about race, pregnancy, and poverty 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 other grants. 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, and Race & Justice, and was recently covered by The Seattle Times, Seattle’s NPR affiliate, and other news outlets. Within education, she is working on two projects which examine the implications of educational policy for racial equity. A paper with colleagues from this work was recently published at Race & Social Problems.

She has over six years of teaching at both a larger research university and liberal arts colleges. She currently teaches at Loyola University of New Orleans. Annie has taught: Writing for the Social Sciences, Introduction to Qualitative Methods, Criminology, Deviance, Crime, and Punishment in the Past and Present, Education Practicum, and Race, Class, and Schools. She has published on student peer review and writing processes at Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology (TRAILS).


Courses Taught

Additional Courses


2016-2017 "Deviance, Crime and Punishment: Past and Present" at The Evergreen State College

2011-2012 Interdisciplinary Writing Program, English Department, University of Washington


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Professional Affiliations
American Sociological Association, American Society of Criminology, Law and Society Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Sociologists for Women in Society