Tristan Bridges is an assistant professor in the sociology department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  His research is primarily concerned with shifts in the gender identities and practices of young men and how those transformations relate to contemporary gender and sexual inequality.

Pascoe and Bridges - Exploring MasculinitiesTristan’s recent book with C.J. Pascoe, Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity and Change (2015, Oxford University Press) draws new boundaries around this subfield of gender studies.  Incorporating an interdisciplinary collection of scholarship, this book expands our understandings of masculinity and illustrates how all of this work is connected to a larger theoretical project assessing the shifting character of gender and inequality.

In addition to this work, Tristan is also an actively engaged public sociologist.  He has written a great deal for non-academic audiences and is regularly interviewed about research on gender and sexual inequality.  See his curriculum vitae for more information.

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Tristan Bridges
Sociology Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA