Chair and Professor of American Studies
Office: Longwood 3
B.S., University of Salford
Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Salford
Gail Dines is professor of Sociology and Women's Studies and Chair of American Studies. Her research interests focus on the ways that media images shape gender and racial identities in the US. Of particular interest is the role pornography plays in legitimizing violence against women and children. Widely published, Dines is the co-editor of the best selling text-book, Gender, Race and Class in Media and co-author of Pornography: the Production and Consumption of Inequality.
As a radical feminist activist, Dines has been involved in organizing against the pornography industry and is co-founder of the recently formed National Feminist Anti-Pornography Movement. She sees her teaching as a way to create in students a radical vision of the unlimited possibilities of progressive social change in individuals, communities, and societies.