Jackson Katz, Ph.D., will cover the 2016 election and the politics of presidential masculinity
GRINNELL, Iowa — Jackson Katz, an internationally renowned scholar on issues of race, gender, and violence, will present a multimedia lecture at Grinnell College on Thursday, April 13.
The free, public lecture is titled "Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity," which is also the title of Katz' latest book. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Katz, who holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA, is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist in the areas of race, gender, and violence. He is a top masculinity scholar and has been a leader in bringing men into the movement for gender equality. He also has produced the documentaries "Tough Guise 1 and 2" and "The Mask You Live In," both of which examine masculinity in the United States.
"I have followed Katz’s work on masculinity for over 20 years and have used many of his documentaries in my teaching," says Susan Ferguson, professor and chair of sociology at Grinnell College. "When I learned of his recent book, I thought this talk on the gendered discourse of the 2016 election would be incredibly timely for the campus and town communities."
Katz also is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America. He is the author of another book, titled "The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men Can Help." He has published academic articles on topics as far-ranging as Eminem, the gender politics of conservative talk radio, violent white masculinity in advertising, juvenile detention, pornography, and sports metaphors in presidential politics.
Sponsoring this lecture are Grinnell College's Sociology Department; Political Science Department; Wilson Center; American Studies Concentration; Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Department; Athletics Department; Intercultural Affairs Office; Student Government Association; Title IX Office, and the Wellness and Prevention Program.
Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information about parking and accessibility is available on the college website: www.grinnell.edu. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or calendar[at]grinnell[dot]edu.
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