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Michael Kimmel

Michael Kimmel

State University of New York, Stony Brook

Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook.  His books include Changing Men (1987), Men Confront Pornography (1990), Men’s Lives (6th edition, 2003) Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990 (1992), The Politics of Manhood (1996), Manhood in America: A Cultural History(1996, 10th anniversary second edition, 2006), and The Gendered Society (2nd edition, 2003).  He co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities (2004) and the Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (2004).  His most recent publications are the bestselling study of young (16-26-year-old) men, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2008), and Misframing Men (2010).

Dr. Kimmel is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, a book series on Gender and Sexuality at New York University Press, and the editor of the Sage Series on Men and Masculinities.  He is the Spokesperson for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

Read an excerpt from Guyland in USA TODAY

Read Dr. Kimmel's article "A Black Woman Took My Job," in which he argues that men should work for gender equality, in the New Internationalist.

Read a PBS interview with Dr. Kimmel in which he discusses violence against women.

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