Tristan blogs regularly at a variety of venues online, helping to convey sociological research to a wider and non-academic audience. He is regularly contacted by the media for stories related to research on gender, sexuality, and families and inequality. Please email Tristan at email@example.com if you are interested in contacting him for a story.
Below is a list of blogs on which Tristan’s public work is archived and can be accessed, in addition to links to a selection of op-eds and interviews.
★ Inequality by (Interior) Design
This blog is a public record of much of Tristan’s online work. With a collection of more than 100 posts, Inequality by (Interior) Design has been linked to in news stories, taught in courses, and is followed by professional and amateur sociologists among others. Follow posts here or on facebook.
★ Feminist Reflections
Tristan collaborated with a group of feminist sociologists to start a new blog at The Society Pages as well. Feminist Reflections is a space where feminist sociologists can reflect on all manner, from the personal, to the pedagogical, to the published, to the political. Tristan both a founding member of this blog as well as a current editor and regular columnist. Follow posts on twitter and facebook.
★ Some of Tristan’s scholarly blogging has also been published. Lisa Wade, Doug Hartmann, and Christopher Uggen’s Assigned: Life With Gender (2016, W.W. Norton and Company) includes a number of posts written by Tristan, many in collaboration with others.
Essays and Op-Eds:
- Tristan Bridges and Tara Leigh Tober. 2017. “Masculinity and Violence and the Violence of Masculinity.” Pp. 4-5 in ASA Sex and Gender Section Newsletter, fall 2017. (Shared at Huffington Post HERE).
- Tristan Bridges and Tara Leigh Tober. 2017. “The Sociological Explanation for Why Men in America Turn to Gun Violence.” Quartz. October 7.
- Tristan Bridges. 2017. “Political Polarization and Social Inequalities in the U.S.” March 14. (Shared at Business Insider HERE).
- Tristan Bridges. 2017. “Why People Are So Averse to Facts.” Huffington Post. February 27. (Shared at Business Insider HERE).
- Tristan Bridges. 2017. “This May Be the Most Exhaustive Study of Manspreading Ever Conducted.” Pacific Standard. February 9.
- Tristan Bridges. 2017. “Gender Gaps and the Stalled Revolution.” Pacific Standard. January 31.
- Tristan Bridges and Tara Leigh Tober. 2017. “Was the Women’s March the Largest Mass Protest in American History?” Pacific Standard. January 30.
- Tristan Bridges. 2017. “Super Mario and Cultural Gobalization.” Pacific Standard. January 19.
- Tristan Bridges. 2017. “The Changing Gender and Sexual Demographics of the United States.” Pacific Standard. January 17.
- Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2016. “Masculinity, Inequality, and the 2016 Presidential Election.” ASA Footnotes 44 (8): 7, 10. (Online edition HERE, shared at Huffington Post HERE).
- Tristan Bridges. 2016. “Google, Tell Me. Is My Son Gay?” Hippo Reads. August 11.
- Tristan Bridges. 2016 “Masculinity and Son Preference Among Heterosexual Men.” Huffington Post. May 27.
- Tristan Bridges. 2016. “Contrary to Stereotypes, Women Lose More Time in Traffic Than Men.” Pacific Standard. May 24.
- Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2015. “Bro-Porn Revisited: Heterosexualizing Straight White Men’s Anti-homophobia (Again).” Huffington Post. November 12.
- Tara Leigh Tober and Tristan Bridges. 2015. “#AylanKurdi, #RefugeesWelcome, and the Public and Dangerous Giant.” Pacific Standard. September 23.
- Tristan Bridges. 2015. “Is Trump the ‘Ahnold’ of 2016?” CNN.com. September 4.
- Tristan Bridges and Tara Leigh Tober. 2015. “What Makes American Men So Dangerous?” Pacific Standard. August 17.
- Eli Alston-Stepneitz, Tristan Bridges, and Jessica Fields. “A New Logo for Sex and Gender!” Pp. 12-13 in ASA Sex and Gender Section Newsletter, summer 2015.
- Tristan Bridges. 2015. “Lighten Up: Race, Gender, and Skin Color in Comic Books.” Pacific Standard. June 16.
- Tristan Bridges. 2015. “Occupotty and the Gender Politics of Bathrooms.” April 24.
- Tristan Bridges, Kjerstin Gruys, Christin Munsch, and C.J. Pascoe. 2015. “Beyond Bossy or Brilliant: Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching.” Pacific Standard. March 24. Abbreviated and reprinted in the April 2015 ASA Sex and Gender Newsletter. Pp. 4-5.
- D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges. 2015. “Lumbersexuals and White Heteromasculine Pageantry.” Pacific Standard. February 2.
- Tristan Bridges and Melody L. Boyd. 2014. “Where Have All The ‘Marriageable’ Men Gone?” Huffington Post. November 4.
- Tristan Bridges. 2014. “Barrel Chests, Brawn, and Buffoonery: Controlling Images of Masculinity in Pixar Movies.” Huffington Post. September 17.
- Tristan Bridges. 2014. “Are Class Differences in Parenting Style Disappearing?” Huffington Post. May 30.
- Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2014. “Violence, Masculinity Threat, and the Connecticut School Stabbing.”Huffington Post. May 7.
- Tristan Bridges. 2014. “Taking the ‘Care’ out of Care Work? Men in Nursing.” Huffington Post. February 12.
- Tristan Bridges. 2014.”What Research About Transgender People Can Teach Us About Gender and Inequality.” Huffington Post. January 24.
- Tristan Bridges. 2014. “Angry White Men: A Book Review.”Huffington Post. January 16.
- Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe. 2013. “Why We Should Care How Straight Allies Benefit From Their Support.” Slate.com. December 13.
- C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges 2013. “Bro Porn: Heterosexualizing Straight Men’s Anti-Homophobia Stances.” Huffington Post. December 6.
- Tristan Bridges. 2013. “What Wallets and Purses Tell Us About Gender and Privacy.” Pacific Standard. November 20. Reprinted at Huffington Post, November 26.
- Tristan Bridges. 2013. “The Fashion Industry and the Institutionalization of Body Ideals and Feminine Beauty.” Pacific Standard. June 5.
- Tristan Bridges. 2013. “About a Boy: On the Sociological Relevance of Calvin and Hobbes.” ASA Sex and Gender Newsletter. March. Pp. 8-9.
Interviews and Media References:
- Sonja Mühlemann. 2018. “In den USA wird die Waffenkultur gefeiert” (Translation: “In the USA, Weapons Culture is Celebrated”). Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. February 19.
- C. Brian Smith. 2018. “How Sex Scandals Impact the Popularity of Names.” MEL Magazine. February 1.
- WPR. 2017. “Exploring the Role of Nonsexual Touch in American Male Culture.” Wisconsin Public Radio. December 21.
- C. Brian Smith. 2017. “The One Thing that Connects the Las Vegas Shootings, Hazing Deaths and Sexual Assaults.” MEL Magazine. October 26.
- Kashmira Gander. 2017. “Are Man Caves Sexist?” The Independent. September 15.
- JR Thorpe. 2017. “Why Are Men So Violent?” Bustle.com. August 16.
- Mary Bowerman. 2017. “Survey: What Singles Really Think of Dating Feminist Women.” USA Today. March 8, 2017.
- Tracy Moore. 2017. “How the Couch Became the Doghouse.” MEL Magazine. January 24.
- Christina Cauterucci. 2017. “A 1979 German Photo Book Traces Manspreading Back to Ancient Civilizations.” Slate.com. February 9.
- Diana Tourjee. 2017. “For Some Men, Erectile Dysfunction is Totally Chill.” Broadly. January 17.
- Kashmira Gander. 2017. “What Donald Trump’s ‘Man Cave’ Says About Him According to a Sociologist.” The Independent. January 16.
- Alicia Lue. 2016. “The Evolution of the Man Cave.” Toronto Stories. November 3.
- Diana Tourjee. 2016. “Duke University Opens a New Program for Male Feminists.” Broadly. October 5.
- James Cave. 2016. “Why Are Men Posting Selfies with this Hand Gesture?” (regarding an public awareness promotion campaign surrounding men and suicide). Huffington Post. August 29.
- C. Brian Smith. 2016. “This Guy Studies Man Caves for a Living.” MEL Magazine. August 29.
- C. Brian Smith. 2016. “What it Means to Smell Like a Man.” MEL Magazine. August 10.
- Jeremy Berke. 2016. “There’s a Troubling Connection between the Dallas and Baton Rouge Police Shooters.” Business Insider. July 30.
- Gabby Bess. 2016. “Judge Orders Leonardo DiCaprio to Testify in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Scandal.” Broadly. June 20.
- Diana Tourjee. 2016. “Women Are Punished More for Being Assholes at Work.” Broadly. June 3.
- Diana Tourjee. 2016. “Why Women Want to Fuck Bad Boys.” Broadly. May 9.
- Cited in: Girl on the Net. 2016. “Science Hasn’t ‘Proved’ that Women Go for Bad Boys.” The Guardian. May 12.
- Diana Tourjee. 2016. “How Rejection Turns Men Violent.” Broadly. April 26.
- Diana Tourjee. 2016. “Why Nerds Are So Sexist.” Broadly. April 13.
- Elissa Strauss. 2016. “Baby Names Can’t Be Stolen – but It’s Not Surprising That Some Parents Think They Can.” Slate. March 16.
- Vicki Larson. 2016. “Is Amy Schumer’s ‘Hot’ New Boyfriend a ‘Marriageable Man’?” Medium.com. January 12.
- Sabri Ben-Achour. 2016. “How It Became OK for Guys to Take Care of Themselves.” NPR. January 6.
- Scaachi Koul. 2015. “The Slick Rise of Vintage Masculinity.” BuzzFeed. November 16.
- Stacy Teicher Khadaroo and Patrik Jonsson. 2015. “Many School Shooters, One Common Factor: A Warped View of Masculinity.” Christian Science Monitor. October 2.
- Roxanne Nelson. 2015. “Pressure to be ‘Manly’ May Lead to Violence.” Reuters. September 25.
- Mack Lamoureaux. 2015. “This Group of Straight Men is Swearing Off Women.” VICE. September 23.
- Nicole Caldwell. 2015. “Lumbersexuals: A Devastating Axe to Masculinity.” Thrillist.com. September 3.
- Susan Clotfelter. 2013. “Garage Makeovers Mine Tricky Relationship Territory.” The Denver Post. July 5.
- Maya Dusenberry. 2013. “What About the Guys Who Do Fit the ‘Gay Stereotype’?” The Atlantic. May 31.
- Leah Eichler. 2012. “Not the End of Men, But a Cultural Shift.” Globe and Mail. September 28.