Kathleen A. Bogle, assistant professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at La Salle University, will present a lecture on her 2008 book, “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus,” on Tuesday, January 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Musser Auditorium, located in Pfahler Hall. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.
The book, which began as a study while Bogle was a graduate student at the University of Delaware, is based on interviews with 76 men and women—51 undergraduate students and 25 young alumni—between 2001 and 2006. Some of the participants were from a large state university on the East Coast and some were from a smaller Catholic university in the Northeast. The book details when and why the hooking-up system replaced traditional dating on college campuses, how hooking up affects men and women differently, and the lasting impact that hooking up has on those trying to navigate single life after college. The Philadelphia Inquirer had high praise for the book, noting that “Bogle’s prose engages the reader, and her positive rapport with her interviewees provides confidences typically reserved for best friends. A useful resource for college students who want to know what hooking up means to their classmates, Bogle’s book is also relevant for parents trying to figure out why their darn kids are running around the bases backward.”