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Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies, CEO of Culture Reframed, Wheelock College

Dr. Gail Dines is a professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College, where she was 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.

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.

Dr. Dines is CEO of Culture Reframed, a non-profit organization that develops programs to build resilience and resistance in young people to hypersexualized media and mainstream hardcore porn. She can be contacted at


  • 1990–2017
    Professor Emerita, Wheelock College


  • 1990 
    Salford University, Ph.D


  • 2010
    Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Culture,


Recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America