MSA

MSA Programs

There are no formal programs that grant graduate degrees in Men’s Studies anywhere in the US. It makes sense for students to put effort into foundational work first in a discipline such as sociology, psychology, history, literature, etc. and/or the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies. For academics, job placement usually requires applicants that are solidly grounded in fields represented by the university’s

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The Men’s Studies Association

The Men’s Studies Association is an association of scholars with an interest in the interdisciplinary field of men’s studies. Our membership includes some of the pioneers of this field (e.g., Robert Brannon, Michael Kimmel, Joseph Pleck) as well as many graduate students and early mid-career scholars. Our refereed scholarly journal was orginally titled “Masculinities” and was published first by us and later by Guilford

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History of the Men’s Studies Association

The Men’s Studies Association (MSA) was founded in 1982. This interdisciplinary division of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) serves to link together a diverse group of scholars, students, teachers, practitioners, and others who study issues of men and masculinity. Our goal is to make significant contributions to the field of Men’s Studies through a feminist-informed perspective. In so doing, we seek

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22nd Men’s Studies Association Schedule of Presentations

On August 1, 2010, the Men’s Studies Association of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) held its 22nd National Meeting in Anaheim, CA, in conjunction with the NCADV/NOMAS collaborative conference on Ending Violence:  Changin Faces of the Movement.  The scheduled offerings of scholarly papers in the field of men’s studies were as follows: Domestic Violence Court Research. Chris O’Sullivan, Co-Principal Investigator at

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