Selected Publications


Kimmel, Michael, Amy Aronson, and Tristan Bridges. 2018. Sociology NOW, third edition. New York, NY: Pearson.

Pascoe, C.J. and Tristan Bridges. 2015. Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity, and Change. Cambridge: Oxford University Press.

Articles and Chapters

Tristan Bridges and James W. Messerschmidt. 2018. “Joan Acker and the Shift from Patriarchy to Gender.” Gender, Work & Organization.

Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2018. “On the Elasticity of Gender Hegemony: Why Hybrid Masculinities Fail to Undermine Gender and Sexual Inequality.” Pp. 254-274 in Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research, edited by James Messerschmidt, Patricia Yancey Martin, Michael Messner, and Raewyn Connell. New York: NYU Press.

C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges. 2018. “Fag Discourse in a Post-Homophobic Era.” Pp. 352-358 in Inequality in the 21st Century, edited by David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Kristen Barber and Tristan Bridges. 2017. “Marketing Manhood in a ‘Post-Feminist’ Age.” Contexts 16(2): 38-43.

Tristan Bridges and Tara Leigh Tober. 2016. “Mass Shootings and Masculinity.”  Pp. 507-512 in Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader, edited by Mindy Stombler and Amanda Jungels. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tristan Bridges and Melody L. Boyd. 2016. “On the Marriageability of Men.” Sociology Compass 10(1): 48-64.

Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2015. “Masculinities and Post-Homophobias.” Pp. 412-424 in Exploring Masculinities, edited by C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tristan Bridges. 2014. “A Very ‘Gay’ Straight?: Hybrid Masculinities, Sexual Aesthetics, and the Changing Relationship between Masculinity and Homophobia.” Gender & Society 28(1): 58-82.

*Reprinted in Unmasking Masculinities: Men and Society (2017), edited by Edward W. Morris and Freeden Blume Oeur. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2014. “Hybrid Masculinities: New Directions in the Sociology of Men and Masculinities.” Sociology Compass 8/3: 246-258.

*Reprinted in Gender Through the Prism of Difference (2015, 5th edition), edited by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Michael A. Messner, and Amy M. Denissen. New York: Oxford University Press.
*Reprinted in Unmasking Masculinities: Men and Society (2017), edited by Edward W. Morris and Freeden Blume Oeur. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Tristan Bridges. 2013. “Issues of Intimacy, Masculinity, and Ethnography.” Pp. 53-63 in Men, Masculinities, and Methodologies, edited by B. Pini and B. Pease. Palgrave Macmillan.

Tristan Bridges and Michael Kimmel. 2011. “Engaging Men in the United States: Soft Essentialism and the Obstacles to Coherent Initiatives in Education and Family Policy.” Pp. 159-173 in Men and Masculinities around the World: Transforming Men’s Practices, edited by E. Ruspini, J. Hearn, B. Pease and K. Pringle. Palgrave Macmillan.

Tristan Bridges. 2010. “Men Just Weren’t Made to Do This: Performances of Drag at ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ Marches.” Gender & Society 24(1): 5-30. (lead article)

Tristan Bridges. 2009. “Gender Capital and Male Bodybuilders.” Body & Society 15(1): 83-107.

*Reprinted in Men’s Lives (2012, 9th edition), edited by Michael Kimmel and Michael Messner. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
*Reprinted in Gendered Lives Sexual Beings: A Feminist Anthology (2017), edited by Joya Misra, Mahala Dyer Stewart, and Marni Alyson Brown. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Work Forthcoming

Tristan Bridges. forthcoming, 2018. Introduction to the “Symposium on Mark Regnerus’s Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy.Men and Masculinities.

Tristan Bridges and Mignon R. Moore. forthcoming, 2018. “Young Women of Color and Shifting Sexual Identities.” Contexts.

James W. Messerschmidt and Tristan Bridges. forthcoming. “Trump and the Politics of Fluid Masculinities.” In Men’s Lives, 10th edition, edited by Michael S. Kimmel and Michael A. Messner. New York: Oxford University Press.

Current Projects

James W. Messerschmidt, Patricia Yancey Martin, and Tristan Bridges. “Reflexivity, Routine, or Both? Theorizing Gender Practice.” In progress.

Sarah Diefendorf and Tristan Bridges. “On the Enduring Relationship Between Masculinity and Heterosexuality.” Invited chapter for the International Handbook of Masculinities Studies, edited by Lucas Gottzén, Ulf Mellström, and Tamara Shefer. New York and London: Routledge.

Tristan Bridges. Othering Other Men: Hybrid Masculinity and Transformations in Gender and Inequality among Men. Prospectus in progress.

Tristan Bridges. “Masculinity as Stigma?: On Men’s Construction of Men as Collectively Disadvantaged.” In progress.

Tristan Bridges. “Embodying Feminist Masculine Identities: Sexual Illegibility as Gender Currency.” In progress.

Tristan Bridges, C.J. Pascoe, and Sarah Diefendorf. The Hybrid Masculinities Reader. Prospectus in progress.