A short presentation by Gail Dines', author of Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, on her research, particularly highlighting the connection between the porn industry and human trafficking.
Following the presentation, there will be a brief discussion of Ms. Dines' career path, including advice for students who are interested in pursuing careers in gender issues, human rights, or anti-trafficking.
There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions regarding her career and research.
Gail Dines is professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Chair of American Studies. Gail's research interests focus on the ways that media images shape gender and racial identities in the US. Of particular interest is the role pornography plays in legitimizing violence against women and children. Widely published, Gail is the co-editor of the best selling text-book, Gender, Race and Class in Media and co-author of Pornography: the Production and Consumption of Inequality.
As a radical feminist activist, Gail has been involved in organizing against the pornography industry and is co-founder of the recently formed National Feminist Anti-Pornography Movement. Gail sees her teaching as a way to create in students a radical vision of the unlimited possibilities of progressive social change in individuals, communities and societies.