BOONE—Dr. Michael Kimmel will present the lecture “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” Tuesday, April 14, at Appalachian State University.
The 7 p.m. lecture in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is part of the annual Dean’s Advisory Council Interdisciplinary Lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. He is a distinguished professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities.
He is the author of more than 20 books, including “Manhood in America: A Cultural History,” “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” and “Angry White Men.” He has lectured at more than 300 colleges and universities, and offered presentations at many of the world’s leading corporations on engaging men in support of gender equality.
Sponsors of Kimmel’s visit to Appalachian include the College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Sociology; Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance; Greek Life; Department of Athletics; Department of Military Science; College of Fine and Applied Arts; and the university’s Interpersonal Violence Council and Red Flag educators.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.