Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook University Center for the Study of Men
International Conference on Masculinities:
Engaging Men & Boys for Gender Equality
March 5 - 8 2015
New York, NY

The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, in New York City. The Conference will take place from March 5th to March 8th 2015.

For the International Conference on Masculinities, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities has partnered with the American Men's Studies Association, and the MenEngage Alliance to build opportunities for dialogue, critique and inspiration across three days of presentations, panels, workshops, and trainings.

The twin goals of the conference are:
- To infuse men's activism in support of gender justice with the rigor and insights of the most up-to-date research; and
- To increase cooperation and ties between academic researchers who address various gender issues, and feminist activists, practitioners, and advocates.

The conference will discuss issues relating to men and boys, from boys' healthy development and education to fatherhood; from balancing work and family life to men's friendships; from promoting men's health to supporting women's reproductive rights; and from joining the global struggle against men's violence against women, sexual assault, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices to engaging men in policies to promote gender equality in education, employment, social life, and the political arena.

Read the press release here.



Call for Proposals

We invite all those committed to engaging boys and men in global efforts to promote gender equality to share their ideas, programs, projects, and research.

Some basic themes of the conference will include:
– boys’ healthy development and education;
– involved fatherhood;
– balancing work and family life;
– men’s friendships;
– promoting men’s health, reducing health risks and HIV, and supporting women’s reproductive health and rights;
– joining the global struggle against men’s violence against women, sexual assault, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices;
– engaging men in policies to promote gender equality in education, employment, social life, and the political arena.

Presentations can cover research, policy, interventions, and activist work. Presentation formats may include: 3 -5 person panels, short one-person talks (with Q-&-A), workshops, films, art, poster presentations, informal roundtable discussions, music, and performances.

We will accept formal academic papers but at the conference we will ask that presenters not read papers but to be more informal and interactive, within the context of language possibilities. The premium at each session will be on discussion.

The working language will be English. Sessions completely in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese may be accepted but the conference unfortunately cannot provide the resources for translation.

Conference costs will be kept low to enable widespread participation, and some limited financial support may be available to those in need, especially from the Global South.

Please read the full Call for Papers.

Or read AMSA's Call for Papers.


The Deadline for Proposal Submission is November 20th 2014.

Click here to submit your proposal online.

Questions about the proposal process may be directed to



Conference Hotel

The 2015 Conference will take place at:

The Roosevelt Hotel New York

45 East 45th Street, New York, NY

To take advantage of the conference hotel rate, please follow this link:

If you would like to request pre- or post-conference dates (outside of the registration link dates), please email your reservation request to




As one of the world’s major hubs, New York City has numerous travel options. It is served by three major airports and all major national and international airlines. Click on your arrival airport below to view travel options into the city.

By rail, AMTRAK arrives with 14 routes in downtown Manhattan at Penn Station, 234 West 31st Street.



About New York City

New York is in North America’s Eastern Time Zone with Eastern Daylight Savings Time beginning on March 8, 2015. The average temperatures for the conference dates are highs of 44º (7º C) and lows of 29º (-2º C).

The attractions of New York are immense and its cultural attractions changing regularly. So, “seeing” New York in one visit is impossible. For many people, the must-sees include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums, and Broadway shows. Explore off the beaten path with visits to The Cloisters, the Tenement Museum, or one of the city’s libraries. Indulge in the bohemian shops of the West Village or the fine dining of the Upper West Side.  For more information, click here.

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