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New York Times Profiles SBU’s Michael Kimmel

New York Times profiles Stony Brook’s program in Men and Masculinities.

A recent New York Times article takes a close look at Stony Brook University’s Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, spotlighting the Center’s director Dr. Michael Kimmel.

Kimmel, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is a pioneer in the burgeoning field of masculinities studies. He is the Founding Editor of Men and Masculinities, an interdisciplinary scholarly journal, and is the author of numerous books including Manhood: A Cultural History (1996), and the bestselling Guyland(2008).

In an August 8, 2015 feature whimsically entitled “A Master’s Degree in … Masculinity?,” the Times visits Kimmel’s lively classroom and presents an engaging account of his subject and its history. Stony Brook, the article reports, will soon start the first master’s degree program in “masculinities studies,” becoming a leader in the field.

For Kimmel, 40 years of scholarship and advocacy are  beginning to pay off. “In the beginning,” he says, “people sort of looked at me cross-eyed and said ‘Huh?’ ”

The goal? Kimmel says it’s all about “engaging men and boys for gender equality.”

Read the complete NY Times story >


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