José M. Armengol is an Associate Professor of American literature and Gender studies at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. in English (with Honors) from the University of Barcelona, with the thesis Gendering Men: Theorizing Masculinities in American Culture and Literature (2006). He has published on literary representations of masculinity in prestigious academic journals such as Signs, Men and Masculinities, the Hemingway Review, The Journal of Men’s Studies, and Journal of Gender Studies, among others. His latest books include Debating Masculinity (Men’s Studies Press, 2009), Richard Ford and the Fiction of Masculinities (winner of the 2010 literary scholarship prize from AEDEAN-Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies), Men in Color (2011), Queering Iberia (2012), Embodying Masculinities (2013), Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Masculinities in Black and White (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; winner of the 2015 research award for best monograph from SAAS-Spanish Association for American Studies). He is also one of the Editors, Literary and Cultural Studies of the academic journal Men and Masculinities (Sage Publications) and Editor of the “Masculinity Studies” series at Peter Lang. His latest research focuses on the intersections between masculinities and ageing, particularly cultural (i.e., literary and film) representations of ageing men in U.S. literature and cinema.
Antónia Martin Barradas is part of the programme in Law, Justice and Citizenship in the 21st Century at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She obtained her Master's Degree in Human Rights from the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Italy, with the thesis Quotas for Men in University: breaking the stereotype in European Union Law and Swedish Law. Her thesis has published in the Vienna Journal of International Constitutional Law (2012) (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18297.67682) and Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2015), among other publications. Awarded one of the EIUC 2012 internships at UNESCO's Sector for Social and Human Sciences Division of Social Inclusion and Youth in Paris, she was then chosen for one of the EIUC 2012 fellowships, going on to work as a part of the human rights team at the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva. She is a lawyer, a human rights and gender equality trainer, and has worked with Amnesty International for the past three years. Currently collaborating in human rights lobby and advocacy work with women's and children's rights NGO's in Portugal, her latest research focuses on pornography and European Union laws from an international human rights and gender equality perspective.
Muhammadali P. Kasim is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. His current doctoral research focuses on the masculine question vis-à-vis Islamic ethical subjectivities in the context of south-Indian Keralite Mappila life-world. Kasim obtained his M.Phil. degree from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad where he submitted a dissertation titled “Imagining the Malayalee Muslim Woman: A Post-Secular Reading of Khadija Mumtas’ Athuram and Barsa”. He earned his Masters in English and PG Diploma in Journalism from Pondicherry University, and both BA and B.Ed from the University of Calicut. Previously he taught English to high school students and undergrads. His research interest includes men and masculinities, gender and women, Islamic civilization, ethnic minorities, semiotics and so forth.
Dr. Anna M. Kłonkowska is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk. She is a sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher. She specializes in transgender studies, with particular interest in trans masculinities. Dr. Kłonkowska has facilitated one of the few support groups for transgender people in Poland since 2010 and cooperates with the Trans-Fuzja Foundation and Tolerado Gdansk. She is also the editor-in-chief of the sociological journal, Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica. Selected publications: Masculinity: Assigned– Reassigned–Socially Constructed: The Social Reception of Trans Masculinity in Poland, Men and Masculinities, Prepublished July 19, 2016; Making Transgender Count in Poland: Disciplined Individuals and Circumscribed Populations, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2015; (Trans)mężczyźni, (trans)kobiety i seksualność. O społecznym konstruowaniu seksualności w odniesieniu do osób transpłciowych [(Trans) men, (Trans) women and Sexuality. On Social Construction of Sexuality in Relation to Transgender People], InterAlia, Vol. 10, 2015; Płeć: dana czy zadana? Strategie negocjacji (nie)tożsamości transpłciowej w Polsce. [Gender: assigned or reassigned? Strategies of negotiation of transgender (dis)identity in Poland]. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego, 2016 (forthcoming); (with K. Bojarska and K. Witek) O płci od nowa. Własna tożsamość oczami osób transpłciowych [On gender afresh. Self-identity in the eyes of transgender people], Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego, 2015; co-translator (with A. Czerniak) and editor of the Polish edition of Michael Kimmel’s The Gendered Society [Społeczeństwo genderowe]. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego, 2015.
Martin Monto (Ph.D., UCLA, 1992) is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Portland (OR) specializing in the intersections between gender, sexuality, deviance, and social psychology. He sees sociology as an indispensable tool for navigating the quagmire of competing truth claims present in contemporary society. His research has investigated a diverse set of topics, including cultural understandings of childbirth, drunk driving intervention, sexual assault prevention, bias against sexual minorities, and the relationship between masculinity and violence. Additionally, he a leading authority on sex buyers. Recent publications include "Boys Doing Art: The Construction Outlaw Masculinity in a Portland, Or. Graffiti Crew" (Journal of Contemporary Ethnography), "Ordinary or Peculiar Men? Comparing the Customers of Prostitutes with a Nationally Representative Sample of Men" (International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology), and "A New Standard of Sexual Behavior? Are Claims Associated with the 'Hookup Culture' Supported by General Social Survey Data?" (Journal of Sex Research), which received the 2015 Hugo S. Beigel Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Research. His work has received support from the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Violence Against Women (USDOJ), and the Avon Foundation. He is recipient of the University of Portland’s 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award. Current projects include a national survey on demand and potential demand for commercial sex and a study using trend data to evaluate contemporary claims about the mental health of college students.