Lisa Wade is a sociologist and cultural critic based in Los Angeles. She holds an M.A. in Human Sexuality from New York University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently an Associate Professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles where she teaches classes in gender, race, sexuality, and the body. For more, you can visit her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
Lisa has published extensively on U.S. discourse about female genital cutting, has documented the dynamics of hook up culture, considered the social significance of the body, and written a series of teaching-related essays. You can see her list of selected publications or full curriculum vitae for more.
In addition to founding and writing for Sociological Images, Lisa is a regular contributor to Ms., Jezebel, PolicyMic, and The Huffington Post. She has been quoted in the New York Times and on CNN and NPR. She has appeared on MTV, been a guest on KPCC, and was featured in the podcast Sounds Familiar. See her full list of media appearances here.
Lisa frequently travels to deliver public lectures. In 2012 she has had the pleasure of giving talks at Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Boston University, UCLA, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, among others.
Photo credit: Marc Campos. Courtesy of Occidental College.