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Annie McGlynn-Wright, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Annie McGlynn-Wright, Ph.D.
Annie McGlynn-Wright, Ph.D.

Annie McGlynn-Wright is an Assistant Professor who joined the Loyola faculty in 2022. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington. From 2019-2021, she held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law & Society at the Newcomb Institute of Tulane University.

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: 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. 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. Within education, she is working on two projects which examine the implications of educational policy for racial equity.

Annie draws from engaged pedagogical approaches to teaching—focusing on the classroom as a site in which knowledge is produced collectively and helping students use sociological knowledge to analyze their own experiences. She has over seven years of teaching experience—teaching in the areas of law & society, sociology of education, medical sociology, reproduction, and qualitative methods.

Recent Publications

  • 2021 Fisher, Benjamin W., Stephanie A. Wiley and Anne McGlynn-Wright. Suspended Again: The Racialized Consequences of a 9th Grade Suspension on Future Suspension Patterns. Race and Social Problems. 2020
  • 2020 . McGlynn-Wright, Anne, Robert D. Crutchfield, Martie L. Skinner and Kevin P. Haggerty. “The Usual, Racialized, Suspects: The Consequence of Police Contacts with Black and White Youth on Adult Arrest.” Social Problems.


Ph.D., University of Washington, 2019; M.A., University of Washington, 2014; B.A., Skidmore College, 2006

Classes Taught

  • Race, Class, and Schools

  • Race, Class, and Reproduction

  • Social Problems

Areas of Expertise

  • Law and Society

  • Sociology of Reproduction

  • Medical Sociology

  • Sociology of Education

  • Criminal Justice