Deborah Tolman

Deborah Tolman, Ed.D., is a Professor of Social Welfare and Psychology at The Hunter College School of Social Work and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Dr. Tolman is the Co-Founder of SPARK (with Lyn Mikel Brown), an intergenerational, girl-fueled movement building organization dedicated to challenging the sexualization of girls in the media and beyond. SPARK engages girls to be activists and works with partner organizations around the country. Tolman is also the author of Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality (Harvard University Press, 2005).