Discussion on including masculinities in Women’s and Gender Studies is April 3

UNL faculty members Jan Deeds, Iker González-Allende, and James Garza will discuss what it means to incorporate masculinities into Women’s Studies Programs at a round table discussion 12:30 p.m., April 3 in the Nebraska Union. The presentation is part of the Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium.

The discussion is free and open to the public.

In 2004, the Women’s Studies Program voted to change its name to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, embracing the idea that gender is not just about the study of women and changing notions of femininities but also the study of gender more broadly, including the study of men and changing notions of masculinities.
Join us for a discussion with three UNL Faculty members about what it means to incorporate masculinities into Women’s Studies Programs. We will talk about the new intellectual insights this shift in focus has yielded, the effect it has on the types of courses taught and the students to whom it can appeal, and the controversies about this shift that remain.

Deeds is the director of the Women's Center and is on the board of directors of the American Men's Studies Association and developed the "Introduction to Men's Studies."

González-Allende is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages. His work has focused on masculinity and nationalism.

Garza is associate professor of History and ethnic studies. He has examined masculinity in modern Mexico.

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/6ke.