Tal H. Peretz
- Ph.D., (2014) Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
- M.A. University of Southern California
- B.Phil from Penn State (2005)
- By appointment
About Tal H. Peretz
Associate Professor of Sociology
For over a decade, Peretz has engaged in and studied men's anti-sexist and anti-violence activism, in an effort to improve the effectiveness of men's work for gender justice and to better understand gender, intersectional inequality, and social movements. In addition to a co-authored book "Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women" (www.somemen.org), his scholarship on men, masculinities, and feminism has been published in academic journals, edited volumes, and popular and activist/professional newsletters. He has contributed to the blog Masculinities101.com, posting advice for men’s allyship groups, and been interviewed for stories in the New York Times and Washington Post. His latest research looks at how intersecting race, class, religious, and sexual identities shape the efforts of two grassroots men's gender justice groups.
- Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women (2015, Oxford University Press), co-written with Michael Messner and Max Greenberg.
- Winner of the Distinguished Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- Tal Peretz and Jocelyn Lehrer. (2019) “The Men’s Story Project: Promoting Healthy Masculinities via Men’s Public, Personal Narrative-Sharing.” Global Social Welfare.
- Tal Peretz. (2018) “Seeing the Invisible Knapsack: Feminist Men's Strategic Responses to the Continuation of Male Privilege in Feminist Spaces.” Men & Masculinities.
- Tal Peretz, Jocelyn Lehrer, and Shari Dworkin. (2018) “Impacts of Men’s Gender-Transformative Personal Narratives: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Men’s Story Project.” Men & Masculinities.
- Tal Peretz. (2018) “‘We’re Not Equipped’: The Paradox of Intersectional Failures in the Formation of Men’s Gender Justice Groups” Journal of Men’s Studies, 26(3): 284-304.
- Tal Peretz. (2017) “Engaging Diverse Men: An Intersectional Analysis of Men’s Pathways to Antiviolence Activism.” Gender & Society, 31(4): 526-548.
- Tal Peretz. (2016) “Why Study Men and Masculinities? A Theorized Research Review.” Graduate Journal of Social Science, 12(3): 30-43.
- Tal Peretz. (2014) “Being a Good Person, Not Just a 'Good Guy'.” In Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men's Movement. Ed. Rob A. Okun. Northampton, MA: Interlink.
- Reprinted in the 2nd edition, (2018)
- White, Aaronette, and Tal Peretz. (2010) “Emotions and Redefining Black Masculinity: Movement Narratives of Two Profeminist Organizers.” Men and Masculinities, 12(4).
- Reprinted in The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities, 4th edition. (2013) Ed. Joan Z. Spade, Catherine G. Valentine. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Tal Peretz. (2007) “Steel-Toed Boots.” In Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power, ed, Shira Tarrant. New York: Routledge.
- Reprinted in the 2nd edition, (2013)
Last Updated: April 22, 2021