Male Studies: A New Academic Discipline

February 6th, 2010 by Pelle Billing

It looks like the US will soon have its first male studies program at the university level, to complement the many women and gender studies programs that already exist. This is the summary on

Leading scholars concerned about today’s men and boys will convene at Wagner College on Staten Island on April 7, 2010, to plan for a new academic discipline at the university level: Male Studies. The event, sponsored by The On Step Institute, will be hosted by Professor Miles Groth, PhD, Editor, The international Journal of Men’s Health and Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies. it will lay out the groundwork for the First International Conference on Male Studies scheduled for October 2010.

I would love to go to the event on April 7, but since I’m going to the US this summer, I don’t really have time to make another trip. The October Conference sounds mighty interesting though.


11 Responses to “Male Studies: A New Academic Discipline”

  1. Jay Hammers Says:

    There is an online conference you can attend for $15. I’m signed up.

  2. Pelle Billing Says:

    Jay, do you have a link to more information about the online conference?

  3. Jay Hammers Says:

    Just what I read at and Men’s News Daily:

    When I registered it said I’d be contacted later about teleconferencing details.

  4. Danny Says:

    Unfortunately this conference is happening while I’m working so I won’t be able to see it so I hope it will be recorded in some way for later viewing.

  5. Jim Says:


    Where in the States are you going?

  6. Pelle Billing Says:


  7. Jim Says:

    If you are going to San Francisco, this is the best time of year. As it happens unless it is raining, the air is clear and mild – no fog in the winter. This year happens to be a horrible time to be going to LA, since they have had such heavy flood damage.

    Is this for a conference of some kind?

  8. Pelle Billing Says:


    I’ll be presenting my work on gender issues.

  9. Jim Says:

    Pleasant Hill is across the valley from the town where I grew up, Concord. Enjoy yourself. If you find time you might take the day to go visit the Sonoma wine country, which is less touristy than the Napa Valley, if a little farther. Expect some rain and temps around 10 Celsius.

  10. Jim Says:

    Very interesting array of presenters and papers.

  11. Pelle Billing Says:

    Thanks for the tips Jim!

    Yes, I think the conference will be very interesting with lots of good presenters.