Shira Tarrant is an expert in masculinities, feminist theory, and pop culture. She is the author of When Sex Became Gender (Routledge 2006), editor of the provocative anthology Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power (Routledge 2008), and coeditor of Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (forthcoming). Her work has appeared in Bitch, off our backs, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Genre magazine, and The Women’s Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism, and on the popular blog Girl with Pen.
Tarrant is a frequent speaker at college campuses and other public venues. She has been quoted widely in print, television, radio, and online media on the subject of gender politics. She received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an assistant professor of women’s studies at California State University, Long Beach. To read more about her work, see shiratarrant.com.