Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, the lead author of a bestselling textbook on the sociology of gender, and the founder of and primary writer for the award winning website Sociological Images. Dr. Wade has authored over two dozen research papers, book chapters, and educational essays and written for the New RepublicWashington PostSalonPoliticoGuardianTIMEMoney, and more. She has spoken at dozens of campuses around the country and appears frequently in print, radio, and television news and opinion outlets.