Whitman College

Professor Lisa Wade Book Discussion

"AMERICAN HOOKUP: The New Culture of Sex on Campus"

Whitman welcomes Associate Professor of Sociology Lisa Wade to campus to present her book AMERICAN HOOKUP.

Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Lisa Wade offers the definitive account of the new sexual culture on campus.

American Hookup situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution. With new research, Wade maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence. She discovers that privileged students tend to enjoy it the most, and considers its effects on racial and sexual minorities, students who “opt out,” and those who participate ambivalently.

Book Giveaway at the event!

Free and Open to the Public .



Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Maxey Hall, W33 Auditorium
173 Stanton, Walla Walla WA

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Social Sciences




Free and Open to the Public


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