I was a sociology professor at Portland State University in beautiful Portlandia for 20 years. I left in 2015 to focus on my writing and raise our daughter, Cozette. I got my PhD from Emory University after an extensive field study of racist skinheads. I also worked in the music world, including for the super-awesome rock band, drivin’ n’ cryin‘. Then there is the writing thing, academic, fiction and poetry. While I was a grad student I became an ardent feminist. But getting my behavior to match my ideology took a lot of work. There were a lot of stumbles along the way.
Now I’m happily married to a wonderful artist and we have a baby girl. I’m writing and wondering what my next career move might be, but reveling in this time I get to spend with my daughter and my wife. So this is where gender, parenting and the written word intersect! This blog is dedicated to dads who care about women and girls and understand that feminism paves the way forward. Here comes the 4th Wave!