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Women’s and Gender Studies to Feature Leading Researcher on Masculinity
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2013 â€“ High Point Universityâ€™s Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies will host Dr. Michael Kimmel, who will present a lecture, titled â€śMars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women and Men on Campus in a New Millennium.â€ť The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Kimmel, a leading researcher on masculinity studies in the United States, has authored more than 20 volumes, including â€śChanging Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity,â€ť â€śThe Politics of Manhood,â€ť â€śThe History of Men,â€ť and more. His documentary history, â€śAgainst the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990,â€ť chronicled men who supported womenâ€™s equality since the founding of this country and has been called â€śan inspiring, pathbreaking collection of remarkable documentsâ€ť and a â€śpioneering volume which will serve as an inspirational sourcebook for both women and men.â€ť
Kimmelâ€™s lecture is part of HPUâ€™s Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies program and its commitment to diversifying the academic community through engaging and informative discussions on relevant topics.
â€śDr. Kimmel is not only well known in the academic community, but is a distinguished figure in national debates on gender equality and masculinity in the United States,â€ť says Dr. Jenn Brandt, director of Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies. â€śHis talk in February will survey some of the recent controversies surrounding gender, while highlighting the benefits of social equality on college campuses as well as more generally in American culture.â€ť