CJ Pascoe, Department of Sociology

C.J. Pascoe

CJ Pascoe

Associate Professor, Sociology
Practice Areas: Gender, Masculinity, Bullying, LGBTQ, Schools

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CJ Pascoe is an academic expert on sexuality, masculinity, gender, transgender issues, body image, especially related to youth and schools. She also studies the use of social media by LGBT and straight youth to police gender roles and body image. CJ is chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Sex and Gender and is author of the book, "Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School." 

Recent media: 
The Internet is laughing at Tucker Carlson's new program. Experts say it's no joke. (USA Today, April 20, 2022)
CJ Pascoe: Exploring Masculinities (Modern Manhood, The Podcast, March 31, 2022)
WallStreetBets is America (Vox, Feb. 4, 2021)
In first presidential election post-Me Too, survivors of sexual violence largely invisible (USA Today, Oct. 21, 2020)
Ice Cube is working with Trump and Black women are calling him out (USA Today, Oct. 15, 2020)
What Kamala Harris put up with (USA Today, Oct. 8, 2020)
The miseducation of the American boy (The Atlantic, January/February 2020 issue)
Study: Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity (Around the O, April 16, 2019)
No, a girl didn’t cause the Santa Fe high school shooting (VICE News, May 21, 2018)
Analysis: George H.W. Bush and the problem with thinking 'good guys' don't cross the line (USA Today, Nov. 2, 2017)
Sociology professor weighs in on Boy Scout's decision to welcome girls (Phoenix Public Radio, Oct. 20, 2017)
The science of sexism: Why workplaces are so hard to change (Live Science, June 16, 2017)
Homophobia linked to definition of masculinity (The Register-Guard, May 24, 2017)
Men pay a steep price when it comes to masculinity (USA Today, March 31, 2017)
Why some men harass women (Newsweek, Oct. 24, 2016)
As number of social apps grows, so does need to battle cyberbullying (KVAL, June 21, 2016)
Why eating disorders are so hard for Instagram and Tumblr to combat (BuzzFeed News, April 14, 2016)
Why do men use the word "fag?" (attn: Nov. 8, 2015)
Genderbread person helps combat bullying (The Register-Guard, Oct. 28, 2015)
Violence, masculinity threat, and the connecticut school stabbing (The Huffington Post, May 7, 2014)
Why we should care how straight allies benefit from their support (Slate, Dec. 13, 2013)
Bro porn: heterosexualizing straight men's anti-homophobia stances (The Huffington Post, Dec. 6, 2013)