Areas of research and academic writing include:
- hook up culture
- the social significance of the body
- U.S. discourse about female genital “mutilation”
For more, see Lisa’s full curriculum vitae.
U.S. DISCOURSE ABOUT “FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION”
- Clitoridectomy, Female Genital Cutting Practices and Law (The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, forthcoming)
- The Politics of Acculturation: Female Genital Cutting and the Challenge of Building Multicultural Democracies (Social Problems, 2011)
- Learning from Female Genital Mutilation” Lessons from 30 Years of Academic Discourse (Ethnicities, 2012)
- Defining Gendered Oppression in U.S. Newspapers: The Strategic Value of “Female Genital Mutilation” (Gender & Society, 2009)
- The Function of Balance in U.S. News Coverage of Uncontested Issues (Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 2012)
- Journalism, Advocacy, and the Social Construction of Consensus (Media, Culture & Society, 2011)
- The Evolution of Feminist Thought About Female Genital Cutting (Network News: The Newsletter of Sociologists for Women in Society, 2009)
HOOK UP CULTURE & SEXUALITY
- Wade, Lisa. 2015. Are Women Bad at Orgasms? Understanding the Gender Gap. In Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century, edited by Shira Tarrant. New York: Routledge.
- Hooking Up and Opting Out: What Students Learn About Sex in their First Year of College, with Caroline Heldman (Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout our Lives, edited by J. DeLamater & L. Carpenter, 2012; view the lecture)
- Hook-Up Culture: Setting a New Research Agenda, with Caroline Heldman (Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2010)
- Understanding and Ending the Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic (Contexts, 2014)
- The Incidental Orgasm: The Presence of Clitoral Knowledge and the Absence of Orgasm for Women, with Emily Kremer and Jessica Brown (Women & Health, 2005)
- Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality (Network News: The Newsletter of Sociologists for Women in Society, 2004)
THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BODY
- The Emancipatory Promise of the Habitus: Lindy Hop, the Body, and Social Change (Ethnography, 2011; view the lecture)
- Wade, Lisa. The New Science of Sex Difference (Sociology Compass,2013).
- The Potential Relevances of Biology to Social Inquiry, with Jeremy Freese and Allen Li (Annual Review of Sociology, 2003)
- Sexualizing Sarah Palin: The Social and Political Context of the Sexual Objectification of Female Candidates, with Caroline Heldman (Sex Roles, 2011)
Photo credit: Marc Campos. Courtesy of Occidental College.