Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Tal H. Peretz

Tal H. Peretz


7048 Haley Center
(334) 844-2821


  • Ph.D., (2014) Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
  • M.A. University of Southern California
  • B.Phil from Penn State (2005)

Office Hours

  • By appointment

About Tal H. Peretz
Assistant 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, 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, 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.

Representative Publications


  • Tal Peretz. (In Press) “Seeing the Invisible Knapsack: Feminist Men's Strategic Responses to the Continuation of Male Privilege in Feminist Spaces.” 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. OnlineFirst,
  • Tal Peretz, Jocelyn Lehrer, and Shari Dworkin. (In Press) “Impacts of Men’s Gender-Transformative Personal Narratives: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Men’s Story Project.” Men & Masculinities
  • 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.
  • Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women (Oxford University Press), co-written with Michael Messner and Max Greenberg.
  • 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, S. Tarrant. New York: Routledge.
    *Reprinted in the 2nd edition, (2013)

Last Updated: June 11, 2018