Shira Tarrant, PhD is a nationally recognized expert on contemporary gender politics, pop culture, and masculinity. Dr. Tarrant’s books include Men and Feminism (Seal Press), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge), Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge), and Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press). Her forthcoming book is New Views on Pornography (Praeger).
Shira Tarrant’s writing appears in popular venues such as AlterNet, Jezebel, the Ms. Magazine Blog, Bitch, Bust Magazine, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Huffington Post. Dr. Tarrant speaks at college campuses and public events across the country, including the University of Connecticut, Reed College, and the Colorado Coalitions Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Shira Tarrant is quoted widely in global media. Reporters from the Toronto Globe and Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, Baltimore Sun, Denver Post, Forbes, CNN, CBS, and online sites including Loop21 and The Daily Beast have relied on Dr. Tarrant’s expertise. Arguing for more open dialogue and education about gender issues, Shira Tarrant writes: “Rather than fostering silence and further taboo, it is crucial to provide critical media literacy, increased access to sexual information, and greater conversation about gender, race, consent, and power.”
Shira Tarrant received her Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
•An Unconventional Feminist Redefining Gender Rights•
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