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Dr. Gail Dines Recognized Among 10 Most Influential Women in Sociology

Culture Reframed is excited to announce that Academic Influence has recognized Founder & President Dr. Gail Dines as number 4 on its recently published list of the top 10 most influential women in sociology in the world. “I am in excellent company with the other women named and feel humbled to be included,” said Dr. Dines.

The list features women who have been highly cited and received significant attention for their work over the last 10 years. Dr. Dines is accompanied by a group of global academics who have made critical contributions to education, research, and policy within the broader field of sociology.

Dr. Dines has researched and written about the impact of pornography on individuals, culture, and society for more than 30 years. She is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert on how pornography undermines emotional, social, sexual, and cognitive development of young people. Dr. Dines is a consultant to government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, including the UK, Norway, Iceland, France, and Canada. She is the recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.  Her book, Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages.

Academic Influence is a team of academics and data scientists working to provide an objective, non-gameable, influence-based ranking for the people, schools, and disciplinary programs that make up higher education. is committed to providing the best academic rankings available anywhere on the web, highlighting the top schools, disciplinary programs, and academic thought leaders. Their rankings are determined by measuring the impact of work produced with influence being the master criterion for assessing academic excellence.