Shira Tarrant, PhD is an unconventional feminist redefining gender justice. A nationally recognized expert on sexual politics and contemporary culture, her newest books are The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press); Gender, Sex, and Politics (Routledge); and New Views on Pornography (Praeger). Shira Tarrant's books also include Men and Feminism (Seal Press); Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press); When Sex Became Gender (Routledge); and Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power (Routledge).

Shira Tarrant's commentary has been featured on global media including Entertainment Tonight, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Vrij Nederland, NBC, Forbes, KCAL 9 News, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Denver Post, Sydney Morning Herald, and on radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Berkeley, and Houston. Shira Tarrant has published with Playboy, AlterNet, Times Literary Supplement (UK), In These Times, the Ms. blog, Bitch, BUST, and others.



When not writing, researching, or hiking the Los Angeles trails, you can find Dr. Tarrant at California State University, Long Beach where she is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.