Shira Tarrant, PhD is a nationally recognized expert on gender and sexual politics. Dr. Tarrant is a go-to media source for top stories about pop culture, public policy, pornography, and masculinity. Her most recent books are The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press), New Views on Pornography (Praeger), and Gender, Sex, and Politics (Routledge). Her publications also include Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge), Men and Feminism (Seal Press), and Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press).

Shira Tarrant's commentary is featured on global media such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, AlterNet, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Forbes, Sydney Morning Herald, and on radio stations around the country.

Dr. Tarrant received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Read more at or follow her on Twitter @shiratarrant.

Sub-specialties: gender politics, sexual politics, pop culture, public policy, masculinity, pornography



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