Associate Professor, Occidental College
Lisa Wade is a sociologist, essayist, and author. Well-known for her wide-ranging, critique 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. A professor at Occidental College, Lisa previously earned an MA in human sexuality from NYU and a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to authoring over two dozen research papers, book chapters, and educational essays, Wade has delivered talks at almost 100 colleges and universities. She is also the co-author of the bestselling textbook Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions and the founder of the award-winning website Sociological Images.