She has lectured about and investigated gender under representation in the information technology professions in Austria, Australia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Spain the UK and the United States. Trauth was also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award to investigate socio-cultural influences on the emergence of Ireland's information economy. She has lectured about and analyzed cultural, economic, infrastructure and public policy influences on the development of the information technology sectors in The Netherlands, Egypt, Romania and various locations in the United States.
Trauth's research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Australian Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland. She has published nine books and over 100 scholarly papers on her work on gender and social inclusion, the information economy, qualitative research methods, critical theory, global informatics, information policy, information management, telecommunications policy and information systems skills.