Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, Wheelock College

Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College, where she is also chair of the American Studies department. Having researched and written about the porn industry for over twenty years, Dr. Dines is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert on how pornography shapes our identities, culture, and sexuality. She is a consultant to government agencies in the US and abroad, including the UK, Norway, Iceland, and Canada. In 2008, she co-founded the non-profit Stop Porn Culture. As board chair, she elevated Stop Porn Culture’s international profile and helped it to develop into the feminist health education organization Culture Reframed.

Dr. Dines is co-editor of the best-selling textbook Gender, Race and Class in Media. Her latest book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages and adapted into a documentary film. Dr. Dines is a regular guest on television and radio, including shows on ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, CBC, FOX, and National Public Radio. She has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan, and she writes for The Huffington Post. She is also a featured speaker in documentaries, such as Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Strength to Resist, Mickey Mouse Monopoly, and The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships.

Dr. Dines is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, Wheelock College