Jane Ward, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California Riverside will be the keynote speaker at the American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities to be held in Minneapolis, March 22-25, 2018.
Ward’s published work focuses on a broad range of topics including feminist pornography, queer parenting, transgender relationships, the corporatization of gay pride festivals, the race politics of same-sex marriage, and the social construction of heterosexuality and whiteness, the failure of diversity programs and the evolution of HIV/AIDS organizations. She she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies.
She is the author of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men (New York University Press, 2015). Her first book, Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations was named by The Progressive magazine as a best book of 2008. Currently, Ward is working on a monograph titled The Tragedy of Heterosexuality: How Sexism Doomed the World’s Most Cherished Union (and Hid the Wreckage).
For more information on Ward, visit her website.