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January 1, 2020

fence - rect - close.jpgLisa Wade is an Associate Professor at Tulane University with appointments in sociology, gender and sexuality studies, and the Newcomb Institute. Before receiving her PhD in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lisa earned an MA in human sexuality from NYU and a BA in philosophy from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

As a public-facing scholar, Lisa is engaged in rigorous research, while also working to make her and others’ scholarship engaging to a public audience. She specializes, in other words, in being as comfortable “in the weeds” as she is “in the clouds.” Her  book, American Hookup, is about the emergence and character of the culture of sex that dominates college campuses today.

Lisa has authored two dozen academic research articles and book chapters and has edited or authored four books:

In 2007, Lisa founded Sociological Images, a website for which she earned several awards, including the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association. Today, she regularly informs journalism and writes for the general public, occasionally appearing on television and radio. You can follow Lisa on Twitter @lisawade.

Please see her full curriculum vitae for more.

Contact Information:


Lisa Wade, PhD
Tulane University
43 Newcomb Place
The Commons, Suite 301
New Orleans, LA 70118


Photo credit: Babs Evangelista.