Trenton Mize is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at Indiana University. Trent received his M.S. in Applied Statistics in 2014 and his M.A. in Sociology in 2013, both from IU. Before coming to IU, Trent received a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia.
Trent's research interests broadly include social psychology, gender, medical sociology, and quantitative methods. Specifically, Trent uses experimental methods to study issues of status, gender, and sexuality and their effects in interaction. Trent also uses survey based methods to study labor market outcomes and the effects of identity on health.
Trent's dissertation seeks to disentangle the effects of sex, gender, and sexual orientation to isolate the unique effects of each for labor market outcomes. Focusing on hiring decisions and promotion to management positions, his dissertation includes laboratory experiments, survey experiments, and nationally representative survey data.