Lisa Speidel

Assistant Professor, General Faculty of Women, Gender & Sexuality

207 Levering Hall
PO Box 400172
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office Hours: Monday 12:45-1:45pm, Tuesday, 2:00-3:15pm, and By Appointment

Lisa Speidel is an Assistant Professor, General Faculty and is also a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Lisa teaches Human Sexualities, Men and Masculinities, Gender Based Violence and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her book The Edge of Sex: Navigating a Sexually Confusing Culture from the Margins is being published by Routledge and will be available in December 2019. She has worked locally and nationally as an educator for over 26 years, with a focus on examining the role of masculinity, healthy sexuality, gender based violence, and the intersection of racism and other forms of oppression. She also has been teaching women’s self-defense for 26 years both in the Charlottesville community and as a credit based course at the University of Virginia. Along with two colleagues, she is developing a new self-defense program that focuses specifically on acquaintance assault.


Speidel, Lisa and Micah Jones, (December, 2019) The Edge of Sex: Navigating a Sexually Confusing Culture From The Margins, New York: Rutledge. 

Speidel, Lisa (2014) , My Hips, Butt and Thighs Are My Friends, Huffington Post, April 24.

Speidel, Lisa (2014) Exploring the Intersection of Race and Gender in Self-Defense Training, Violence Against Women, March 2014, vol. 20 no. 3 309-325.

Speidel, Lisa and Jason Jones, (2013) Mentoring Masculinities at the University of Virginia (publication in the ACPA Standing Committee for Men & Masculinities (SCMM) and NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community's joint newsletter, The Changing Faces of College Men)