The Tragedy of Heterosexuality

Fri, February 25, 2022 12:00 PM at

Dr. Jane Ward, professor of gender and sexuality studies at University of California Riverside, is the author of multiple books include The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, described by The New York Times Book Review as "at heart a somber, urgent academic examination of the many ways in which opposite-sex coupling can hurt the very individuals who cling to it most."

 Ward's published work focuses on a broad range of topics, including: the marriage self-help industry, the rise and fall of pickup artists, how early lesbian feminist ideas shaped contemporary gender politics, the meaning of sex between straight-identified men, queer childhood and parenting, the evolution of straight culture, the corporatization of gay pride festivals, the race politics of same-sex marriage, the social construction of whiteness, feminist pornography, and trans relationships.