Research is clear that men are in crisis, particularly men from underrepresented populations. However, considerable disagreement exists about how to most effectively support men's engagement and development, while maintaining focus on social justice.

The Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men’s Development aims to provide quality scholarship, advocacy, and programming that positively influences college men’s development in a manner congruent with gender equity and social justice.   


Check out our recent Blogs!

Heteronormativity & My Son, The Equal Opportunity Flirt by Bridget Welch

"“He’s such a flirt,” was a common refrain when my son would gummily smile up and giggle at the women who stopped to see him. And they did stop. In droves. Remember, I told you how damn cute he was...."

My Father's Legacy by Burt Sorkey

"My father always wanted sons, and was fortunate enough to have 3. Unfortunately, he did not know how to communicate with us. I remember when I was little, between the ages of 4 to 6, he took me to the park and tried to play catch with me..."

Gendered Environments Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Buy a Tire by Burt Sorkey

"When I was in Social Psychology Class in grad school, we talked about gendered environments (perhaps there was social psychology jargon for it, but I think gendered environments speaks clearly). These are environments that are specific to one gender: for women, it might be..."

Gay Separatism (and Evolved Straight Men) by Burt Sorkey

"Back in the 70’s in the rip-roaring-radical town of Berzerkely, CA, I made the acquaintance of a number of women who labeled themselves “Radical Feminist Lesbian Lawyers.” My “in” to the group was a bisexual liberal lawyer who hung with my college roommates..."


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New Book

Masculinities in Higher EducationTracy Davis's next book, just published by Routledge and co-edited with Dr. Jason Laker, is entitled Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations .



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