Gwen Sharp has an M.S. in Rural Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently an Associate Professor at Nevada State College, a public four-year undergraduate institution in Henderson, Nevada. She teaches a variety of courses including Principles of Sociology, Racial and Ethnic Conflict in the U.S., Gender and Society, Sex and Social Relations, Popular Culture, and Social Inequality.
Her current research interests include food systems (particularly the U.S. beef and dairy industries), Black and American Indian land ownership and community development in rural areas, gendered presentations of the body in biology textbooks, and effective pedagogical techniques for classroom use.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.