Sex & hookup culture is what Dr. Lisa Wade and Laura talk about this week. Having written t-h-e book on hookup culture, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, we couldn’t be in better hands for this ever more important and deeply relevant conversation. Because hookup culture intimately ties to so much else in our society, this conversation is meaningful whether or not you, or someone you care about, is on a campus. Dr. Wade has a great amount of expertise but remains accessible, feels strongly but remains credible. An extremely tough balance to strike. For everyone who will be helped by your work, thank you, Dr. Wade!

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About Lisa

Lisa Wade is an Associate Professor at Tulane University with appointments in Sociology, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Newcomb Institute. She is the author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus; an introduction to sociology titled Terrible Magnificent Sociology; a sociology of gender textbook, Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree; and numerous other research publications. Her newest project documents undergraduate social life during the pre-vaccine pandemic. As a public-facing scholar, Lisa works to make her and others’ scholarship engaging to a public audience. You can find her online at and on Threads @lisawadephd and Twitter @lisawade.