New Criticals

First Five with Lisa Wade


Lisa Wade is a cultural critic and professor at Occidental College.  She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in human sexuality from New York University. Lisa has published extensively on U.S. discourse about female genital cutting, hook up culture on college campuses, and the social significance of the body.  She is also the founder and editor of the popular blog, Sociological Images.  You can follow her on facebook and twitter.

Here are Lisa's first five...

"Jay Smooth offers great commentary on social and political issues; he consistently comes at well-trodden hot topics from a new angle. I'm always eager to hear what Jay has to say."

"Racialicious collects and posts some of the best commentary on race from around the web."

"Political scientist "Ed," at Gin and Tacos, is brilliant, funny, and doesn't pull punches.  I learn a lot from him and laugh too."

"Pew Social Trends releases data on U.S. demographics, behavior, and opinion. It's easy to read and very visual."

"Made in America is sociologist Claude S. Fischer's website accompanying his book by the same name.  He offers in depth and insightful analyses of a surprising range of Americana."