Rachel Allison is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and an affiliate of Gender Studies at Mississippi State University.
Dr. Allison has two main areas of research. First, she studies U.S. women's professional soccer. Her first book, Kicking Center: Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer, is under advance contract with Rutgers University Press.
Second, she studies sexual and romantic relationships among young adults. This research is both quantitative and qualitative and has been published in journals such as Sexuality & Culture, Social Science Research, and Sociological Perspectives.