Gail Dines, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies, Wheelock College
Founding President, Culture Reframed

Dr. Gail Dines is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, where she is also Chair of the department. She has been researching and writing about the porn industry for well over twenty years. Dr. Dines is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America and author of numerous books and articles. Her latest book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages.

Dr. Dines is the founding president of the NGO, Culture Reframed. Dedicated to building resilience and resistance in children and youth to the harms of a hypersexualized and pornified society, Culture Reframed develops cutting-edge educational programs that promote healthy development, relationships, and sexuality. An internationally known speaker and consultant to universities, public health organizations, and governmental bodies here and abroad, Dr. Dines has been described as the leading anti-porn scholar/activist in the world. In addition to her recent TEDx talk, Dr. Dines’ work is the focus of a new film by the Media Education Foundation called Pornland: The Documentary.