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Mary Nell Trautner University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA

Mary Nell Trautner is Associate Professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She earned her PhD and MA from the University of Arizona and her BA from Southwestern University. She is an award-winning teacher of courses in sociology of gender, criminology, sociology of law, and social problems. Mary Nell is an author of a forthcoming active learning textbook on social problems, and has published a variety of articles on topics ranging from physical appearance bias and images of women in popular media to day labor workers’ legal knowledge and environmental pollution. She is active in the American Sociological Association and Law & Society Association. In her free time, she enjoys travel and scuba diving.