A sociologist, essayist, and author, Lisa Wade’s newest book, “American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus,” is the definitive account of the sexual culture that dominates higher education. Dr. Wade is also the co-author of a bestselling textbook, Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions; the co-editor of the anthology Assigned: Life with Gender; and the founder of the award-winning website Sociological Images.
During this lecture, Wade’s goal is not to advocate for abandoning the inevitable casual hookups of college culture. Instead, she seeks to multiply the sexual discourses on campus in ways that give students the cognitive freedom and cultural support to make the sexual choices that are best for each individual.
This lecture is a part of the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture Series. For information on The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund, visit the fund’s website at: https://laurendunneastleymemorialfund.org/