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Maren Trochmann

Professor of Political Science & Public Administration, College of Charleston
Chapter Member: South Carolina SSN
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About Maren

Trochmann's research focuses on public management, social equity, and housing policy. Trochmann's writings overarching themes include bureaucratic discretion and ethics, the intersections of race, gender and class, and the historic foundations of public administration in the United States. Trochmann serves as an Assistant Professor in the College of Charleston's Department of Political Science and MPA Program. Trochmann previously worked for almost a decade in federal low income housing policy.

In the News

Quoted by Rachel Ellis and Daniella DeRobbio in "College of Charleston Professors, Staff Ask City to Reallocate Police Funding," ABC 4 News, October 26, 2020.
Quoted by Danielle Ohl, Talia Buford and Beena Raghavendran in "An Annapolis Woman Was Sued Over Rent She Didn’t Owe. It Took Seven Court Dates to Prove She Was Right," Capital Gazette, August 25, 2020.
Opinion: "Regulation as More than a Dirty Word," Maren Trochmann, PA Times, January 13, 2020.
Opinion: "In Defense of the Bureaucrat," Maren Trochmann, PA Times, September 21, 2018.


"How Administrative Rulemaking Can Advance" in Social Equity: New Dimensions and Challenges (Melvin & Leigh Publishers, 2020).

Explores how rule making can advance social policies that lead to equitable outcomes and address historic disparities. This chapter is published in Guy & McCandless'

"Identities, Intersectionality, and Otherness: The Social Constructions of Deservedness in American Housing Policy" Administrative Theory and Praxis (2019).

Identities, Intersectionality, and Otherness: The Social Constructions of Deservedness in American Housing Policy," an article in Administrative Theory and Praxis.  Explores how intersectional identities inform the social constructions of target groups in housing policy.

"Measuring the Impact of Police Representativeness on Communities" (with Angela Gover). Policing: An International Journal 39, no. 4 (2016): 773-790.

Explores whether racial, gender, and residency representativeness leads to fewer Use of Force complaints. Suggests that unobserved community-level characteristics and context matter more than police departments’ representativeness to reduce community complaints.