Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
Tristan Bridges is an assistant professor of sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. His research examines shifts in contemporary systems of gender and sexuality and gender and sexual inequality surrounding masculinity. Bridges has studied the relationship between masculinity and gender and sexual inequality among various groups, including male bodybuilders, pro-feminist men, and fathers’ rights activists. He speaks widely on the ways that boys and men must be part of the conversation about gender and sexual inequality. A committed scholar-activist, he writes for academic and nonacademic audiences. Bridges was previously a sociology professor at The College at Brockport, SUNY, and director of undergraduate programs in women, gender, and sexualities studies at University of Virginia.