Lisa Wade is a sociologist, essayist and author. Well-known for her wide-ranging critiques and commentary, she has written for the New Republic, Washington Post, Politico, Guardian, TIME and more. She appears frequently in radio and television news and opinion outlets.
Her newest book, "American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus," is the definitive account of the sexual culture that dominates higher education. Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education and the unfinished feminist revolution. Attending to the wide diversity of student experiences, she explains where we are and how we got here, asking not “How do we go back?” but “Where do we go from here?”
A professor at Occidental College, Wade previously earned an M.A. in human sexuality from NYU and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to authoring over two dozen research papers, book chapters and educational essays, she is the co-author of the bestselling textbook "Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions" and the founder of and primary writer for the award-winning website Sociological Images.
Monday, October 22 at 7:00pm
Higley Hall Auditorium
202 N College Rd, Gambier, OH 43022