Roger Lancaster is an anthropologist and the current director of the Cultural Studies PhD program at George Mason University near Fairfax, Virginia.
Lancaster's expertise is in gay/lesbian studies, gender/sexuality, culture and political economy, critical science studies, Latin America, and the United States.
Lancaster is a fellow in the American Anthropological Association. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the AAA's media liaison on kinship, the family, and marriage, often fielding questions on same-sex marriage from a wide range of major media organizations.
- Sex Panic and the Punitive State, University of California Press, 2011, 9780520262065
- The trouble with nature: sex and science in popular culture, University of California Press, 2003, 0520236203
- Edited with Micaela di Leonardo, The gender/sexuality reader: culture, history, political economy, Routledge, 1997, 0415910056
- Life is hard: machismo, danger, and the intimacy of power in Nicaragua, University of California Press, 1992, ISBN 0-520-08929-4
- Thanks to God and the Revolution: Popular Religion and Class Consciousness in the New Nicaragua, Columbia University Press, 1988, 0231067305