Mary Bernstein is professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut. She publishes broadly in the fields of social movements, politics, race, gender, and law with a focus on LGBTQ social movements and on gun violence prevention advocacy. She is winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2017 Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award for the Sociology of Sexualities and the Outstanding Article Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (2009) for “Culture, Power, and Institutions: A Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to Social Movements” (co-authored with Elizabeth Armstrong). She is co-editor of three books and author of nearly 50 journal articles and book chapters. Professor Bernstein’s research on the gun violence prevention movement has been supported by a grant from the Bennett Fund for Innovative Education in Health and Society. She is currently co-director of the Gun Violence Prevention Research Interest Group that at the University of Connecticut.