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JK-THIS-is-lisa-wade-in-COLOR-1024x553 - CopyPast and future lectures and appearances are below.  If you are contemplating bringing Lisa Wade for a visit, a menu of prepared talks can be viewed here.

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Lisa was a dream guest speaker. Her talk was a combination of current, relevant, and well-researched information delivered in an entertaining and non-judgmental manner. The students loved her approachable style and great sense of humor.”

— Sarah Rankin (Harvard University)

More praise…

PAST LECTURES AND APPEARANCES:

 

Tulane University  – Fridays at Newcomb (April 22, 2016)

  • “Exploring the Rainbow: Genders and Sexualities across Culture and Time”

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (April 20, 2016)

  • “Tales from Tigerland? Real Facts and True Stories about Hooking Up in College”

University of Wisconsin, River Falls (March 22-23, 2016)

  • “Hookup Culture: To the Best of Our Knowledge”
  • “What Students Really Think About Hooking Up”

Boise State University (March 14-15, 2016)

  • “Hooking Up: Where It Came From and What Students Really Think”
  • “Engaging Wider Audiences: Doing Public Sociology”

Wichita State University – Keynote Speaker for the Sociology Club and Sociology Department Gender & Sexuality Conference (March 4, 2016)

  • “Online Feminist Pedagogy: Talking about Gender and Sexuality with the World”
  • “What Students Really Think About Hooking Up”

University of Nebraska, Omaha Undergraduate Sociological Symposium – Keynote Speaker (November 12, 2015)

  • “The Power of Public Sociology”

Shawnee State University Distinguished Lecture Series (October 27, 2015)

  • “Sex, Rapture, and Resistance on College Campuses: What Students Really Think About Hooking Up”

Marshall University (October 26, 2015)

  • “Sex, Rapture, and Resistance on College Campuses: What Students Really Think About Hooking Up”

University of Missouri-Columbia (March 31 – April 1, 2015)

  • “What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up”

Midwest Sociological Association Meetings Plenary Speaker (March 27, 2015)

  • “Doing Public Sociology: Notes from a Practitioner”

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Artist in Residence (October 19-23, 2014)

  • “Exploring the Rainbow: Genders and Sexualities across Cultures”
  • “What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up”
  • “A Defense of Friendship”
  • “Why Women Have Fewer Orgasms… and What To Do About It”
  • “Biology and the Gender Binary: The Surprising New Science of Sex Difference”

Citrus College Sex 101 Week

  • “Exploring the Rainbow: Genders and Sexualities across Cultures” (Apr. 3, 2014)

Westminster College Bastian Diversity Lecture Series

  • “‘The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad’: What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up” (Mar.  11, 2014)

United States Bartending Guild, Los Angeles Chapter

  • “Bartending with the Body: Gender, Body Language, and the Workplace” (Oct. 15, 2013)

Macalester College

  • “What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up” (Oct. 1-2, 2013)

Carleton College

  • “‘The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad’: What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up” (Sept. 30, 2013)

Citrus College

  • A Defense of Friendship (Sept. 10, 2013)

University of Akron AKD Spring Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker

  • “Anatomy of an Outrage: Female Genital Cutting and the Politics of Acculturation” (Apr. 19, 2013)
  • AKD Induction Ceremony Address (Apr. 19, 2013)

Citrus College

  • “The Promise and Peril of Hook Up ‘Culture'” (Apr. 2, 2013)

Pomona College

  • ” ‘The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad’: What College Students Really Think About Hooking Up” (Mar. 27, 2013)

Harvard University Women’s Week

  • “A Feminist Defense of Friendship” (Mar. 11, 2013)

Queen’s University of Kingston 

  • “Hook Up Culture… to the Best of Our Knowledge,” a workshop with the health and counseling staff (Feb. 26, 2013)
  • ” ‘The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad’: What College Students Really Think About Hook Up Culture,” an all-campus lecture (Feb. 26, 2013)

Occidental College

  • “‘The Night Overall Wasn’t Bad’: Occidental Students on Hooking Up” (Jan. 31, 2013)

Yale University Sex Week

  • “Your Body Is a Wonderland: Body Image and Sexuality at Yale” (panel; Feb. 6, 2012; review on the panel at The Yale Daily News)
  • “Friendship Matters” (Feb. 6, 2012)
  • “The Promise and Peril of Hook Up ‘Culture’” (Feb. 7, 2012)

Dartmouth University

  • “The Promise and Peril of the Hook-Up Culture” (Mar. 29; review in The Dartmouth)

Harvard University Sex Week

  • “The Promise and Peril of Hook Up ‘Culture’” (Mar. 26, 2012; reviews in The Harvard Crimson here and here)
  • “Sex Machines & Sex Objects: How Stereotypes Subvert Sexual Pleasure (Mar. 28, 2012; review in The Harvard Crimson)

Boston University

  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Mar. 27, 2012)
  • “A Feminist Defense of Friendship” (Mar. 28, 2012)

University of Massachusetts-Amherst Sociology Department Colloquium

  • “A Call to Public Sociology: Inspiration and Insights from Sociological Images” (Mar. 27, 2012)

University of California-Los Angeles Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program

  • “Cross-Cultural Sexualities: Socio-Historical Variation in Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Scripts” (Apr. 5, 2012)

Indiana State University Annual International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies Conference – Featured Speaker

  • “‘The Girl Doesn’t Expect Anything…’: How a Media Manufactured Sexuality is Shaping Campus Sexual Culture” (Sept.  17, 2012; info)

California State University-Northridge

  • “The Promise & Perils of ‘Hook-Up Culture'” (Apr. 26, 2012)
  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Oct. 8, 2012)

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Sociology Research Institute

  • Award Recipient (Apr. 20, 2012)

Occidental College Digital Scholarship Symposium

  • Open Scholarship Panel (with Amy Lyford, PhD and Shanna Lorenz, PhD) (Apr. 12, 2012)

Pacific Lutheran University Sex + Speakers Series

  • “The Promise and Perils of Hook Up ‘Culture’” (Oct. 25, 2011)
  • “The Emancipatory Promise of the Habitus: Lindy Hop, the Body, and Social Change” (Oct. 26, 2011)
  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Oct. 26, 2011)

Franklin and Marshall College Common Hour

  • “The Promise and Perils of Hook Up ‘Culture’” (Mar. 24, 2011)

Occidental College Feminist Faculty Series

  • “Selling Sex, Sexual Subjectivity, and the Orgasm Gap” (Oct. 26, 2011)

University of California-Los Angeles Brown Bag Lecture Series

  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Oct. 15, 2011)

Occidental College Last Lecture Series

  • “A Feminist Defense of Friendship” (Dec. 1, 2011)

Tulane University Newcomb College Institute Speakers Series

  • “The Promise and Perils of Hook Up ‘Culture’” (Sept. 30, 2010)
  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Sept. 30, 2010)

Loyola University

  • “The Promise and Perils of Hook Up ‘Culture’” (Sept. 29, 2010)

Slippery Rock University Women’s Studies Speaker Series

  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Nov. 5, 2009)

California Lutheran University Health and Social Change Lecture Series 

  • “Female Genital ‘Mutilation’ in the American Imagination” (Oct. 21, 2009)

University of Southern California Health Center Staff Education Series

  • “Cultural Contributions to Female Anorgasmia” (Apr. 24, 2009)

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Photo credit: Emma Pulido.

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