UCLA experts: #MeToo
Saguy is a professor of sociology in the UCLA College whose most recent book “Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are” (Oxford University Press, 2020), includes examinations of how sexual harassment lawyers and activists in the era of the #MeToo movement, have used the term “coming out” in their work advocating for victims. By focusing on the personal and political resonance of coming out, Saguy’s book provides a novel way to understand how identity politics work in America today.
Her research has focused on legal and corporate approaches to sexual harassment in the United States and France. Saguy, who also holds an appointment in the UCLA Department of Gender Studies, is also the author of “What Is Sexual Harassment? From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne” (University of California Press, 2003).
Williams is a professor of gender studies in the UCLA College and an expert on gender and the law and feminist theory. Williams has published widely on the cultural politics of privacy, exploring topics ranging from political sex scandals to reality TV, and she has researched masculinity studies and feminist cultural studies, as well.
Williams is currently studying — with Saguy and with support from the National Science Foundation — how lawyers, activists and journalists invoke the principle of gender neutrality to challenge, or preserve, various aspects of the gender system.