Profile picture for user gronert.nona

Nona Maria Gronert

PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Connect with Nona

About Nona

Gronert examines questions of how law, institutional power, and activism shape social inequality by focusing on sexual violence and sexual consent in higher education. Her dissertation uses a historical case study of one university to explore how strategies to address sexual violence are institutionalized, and how Title IX implementation has become part of student expectations, university structures, and administrators’ careers. Gronert is a 2021 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow and is affiliated with UW-Madison's Sexual Violence Research Initiative.

In the News

Nona Maria Gronert quoted on public response to campus sexual assault cases, by Lucas Johnson, "Following Sexual Assault Allegations against UW Football Player, Public Response Mirrors a Troubling Trend" The Badger Herald, September 11, 2018.


"Law, Campus Policy, Social Movements, and Sexual Violence: Where Do We Stand in the #MeToo Movement?" Sociology Compass (June 2019).

Argues that sociologists can contribute to public debate and analyze complex social change by studying campus sexual violence. Reviews recent changes in law, policies, and activism on sexual violence at universities.

"Contesting the Terms of Consent: How University Students (Dis)align with Institutional Policy on Sexual Consent" (with Joshua Raclaw). Gender and Language 13, no. 3 (2019): 291-313.

Analyzes how students support or don't support university affirmative consent policies. Finds that students who don't have contact with university policymakers do not support such policies and also are hesitant to voice their lack of support.