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Dr. Heather McLaughlinDr. Heather McLaughlin headshot

Associate Professor

          Undergraduate Program Director

 Curriculum Vitae


Heather McLaughlin joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University in 2013. Her research explores gender inequality across the life course, particularly in work, law and sport. Her main line of research explores the precursors and consequences of workplace sexual harassment. Her work has appeared in academic journals such as American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, Criminology, Harvard Business Review and Law & Society Review. She is also a strong proponent of public sociology and has shared her expertise with numerous print, television, radio and online media, including The New York Times, Slate, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, FiveThirtyEight, KOCO Morning News and NPR’s Marketplace.

  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, University of Maine
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Minnesota

Research Interests
  • Gender
  • Stratification and Inequality
  • Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Law, Crime, and Deviance
  • Sport
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