The Growing Field of Men's Studies

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Students at Stony Brook University in New York will soon be able to earn a masters degree in "masculinities studies." The new program symbolizes increased attention to how masculinity is treated across cultures and disciplines. At the recent International Conference on Masculinities, seminars ranged in topics from mental health to fatherhood to friendship. We'll explore the growing academic field of men's studies and what we're teaching today's young men about masculinity.


Michael Kimmel, distinguished professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University

Chris Kilmartin, professor of psychological science at the University of Mary Washington and co-author of "The Masculine Self"

Ashanti Branch, founder and executive director of the Ever Forward Club & former assistant principal at Montera Middle School in Oakland