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Michael S. Kimmel Distinguished Professor Sociology Gender Studies College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

S-406 Social and Behavioral Scien

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-7708

Biography

Michael Kimmel is one of the world's leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity. He is the author of more than 20 books, including  Manhood in America: A Cultural History and  Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, and  Angry White Men. He is the founding editor of Men and Masculinities, an interdisciplinary scholarly journal and in 2013 he founded the world's first Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. He has offered presentations at over 300 colleges and universities, consulted with governments and United Nations, and worked with many of the world’s leading corporations to engage men in support of gender equality. 

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Education

  • PhD, University of California
  • MA, Brown University
  • BA, Vassar College

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
THE GENDER OF ETHNIC NATIONALISM 2001-09-01T00:00:00 2002-08-31T00:00:00 US Institute of Peace Federal 35000 Closed
Summer 2015 Research for Allison Lindner 2015-05-07T00:00:00 2016-05-06T00:00:00 TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation Nonfederal 500 Closed

Publications

  1. Author Book 2011 10
  2. Author Book 2011 7
  3. Author Article Australian Feminist Studies HOOKING UP 2011 26 67 137 - 151
  4. Author Article Journal of Research on Adolescence The Moderating Effects of Support for Violence Beliefs on Masculine Norms, Aggression, and Homophobic Behavior During Adolescence 2011 21 2 434 - 447
  5. Author Book 2010 6
  6. Author Book 2010 1
  7. Author Article Journal of American Studies Richard Stott, Jolly Fellows: Male Milieus in Nineteenth-Century America (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009, $55.00). Pp. 376. isbn 978 0 8018 9137 3. 2010 44 3
  8. Author Article American Journal of Sociology Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory . By Randall  Collins . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2009 . Pp. 563. $29.95 (paper). 2010 115 6 1910 - 1912
  9. Author Article Health Sociology Review Suicide by mass murder: Masculinity, aggrieved entitlement, and rampage school shootings 2010 19 4 451 - 464
  10. Author Book 2009 12
  11. Author Book 2009 12
  12. Author Book 2009 9
  13. Author Book 2009 2
  14. Author Book 2008 12
  15. Author Book 2008 9
  16. Author Article Contexts good sociology makes lousy tv 2008 7 2 62 - 64
  17. Author Article Sociology Compass The Gendered Face of Terrorism 2008 2 3 870 - 887
  18. Author Book 2007 7
  19. Author Article Contexts sexualities 2007 6 2 63 - 65
  20. Author Article Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Racism as Adolescent Male Rite of Passage: Ex-Nazis in Scandinavia 2007 36 2 202 - 218
  21. Author Book 2006 10
  22. Author Article Sexualities Ritualized Homosexuality in a Nacirema Subculture 2006 9 1 95 - 105
  23. Author Article Dissent A War Against Boys? 2006 53 4 65 - 70
  24. Author Book 2005 12
  25. Author Book 2005 4
  26. Author Book 2005 3
  27. Author Article Contexts sex and sensibility 2005 4 2 67 - 71
  28. Author Article Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society The Hidden Discourse of Masculinity in Gender Discrimination Law 2005 30 3 1827 - 1849
  29. Author Book 2004 10
  30. Author Book 2004 10
  31. Author Book 2004 2
  32. Author Book 2004 2
  33. Author Book 2004 2
  34. Author Article Advertising & Society Review Roundtable on Advertising and the New Masculinities 2004 5 4
  35. Author Article New Directions for Student Services Afterword 2004 2004 107 97 - 100
  36. Author Book 2003 12
  37. Author Book 2003 11
  38. Author Article Rural Sociology White Men Are This Nation: Right-Wing Militias and the Restoration of Rural American Masculinity* 2000 65 4 582 - 604

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor SOC 590 Independent Study
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor SOC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor SOC 700 Dissertation off Campus Domest
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor SOC 495 Senior Honors Project I
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor SOC 519 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor SOC 700 Dissertation off Campus Domest
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 512 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor SOC 598 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor SOC 519 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor SOC 590 Independent Study
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor SOC 700 Dissertation off Campus Domest
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor WST 512 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor SOC 518 Sociology of Gender
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor WST 512 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor SOC 590 Independent Study
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor SOC 590 Independent Study
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor SOC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor SOC 505 Classical Sociological Theory
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor SOC 519 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor WST 512 Gender and Culture
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor SOC 519 Adv. Topics in Gender Studies
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor SOC 590 Independent Study
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor SOC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor WST 512 Gender and Culture

Honors

Type Description Year
Honors "Spirit of Vassar" award, 2012 Distinguished Alumni award
Honors FEMINIST MENTOR AWARD Sociologists for Women in Society (American Sociological Association)
Honors SWS Feminist Mentor, 2011

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Lecture More than 20 lectures at colleges and universities 2009
keynote lectures at 7 scholarly conferences in U,S. and abroad
lectures at more than 25 colleges and universities
Festival Participation Aspen Ideas Festival, summer, 2012, presenter
Lecture keynote speaker at 10 academic, professional and corporate conferences
Lecture Over 25 lectures on college campuses about my book, GUYLAND.
Other expert advisor, "Changing Men, Changing masculinities" project of the European Commission, Brussels
Other Expert witness for ACLU Women's Rights division in landmark civil rights case, v Breckenridge School district in Kentucky.
Performance television appearances on Today, Good Morning America, and dozens of other regioinal and local TV news reports

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Other all other professional service is listed on the CV 2011 - 2012
Other chair, SWS Feminist mentorship comittee chair, Martin levine Memorial Dissertation ward committee, ASA 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards founding editor, Men and Masculinities (current) 2011 - 2012
Outside Consulting I work with the Ministry for Gender Equality in Norway and Sweden developing programs for men. 2010 - 2011
Outside Consulting consulting with advertising agencies and corporations about men and fathering/parental leave/work-family balance 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Departmental Committee graduate committee 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee graduate paper awards committee 2009 - 2010
Other lecture for library 2009 - 2010

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