MSA Meetings

MSA Meetings

The MSA has held annual meetings in conjunction with the NOMAS Men and Masculinity conferences since 1989. The annual meetings have provided a place where men’s studies scholars, students, teachers, and activists can share their current work. Our intention in these meetings is to be open, inclusive, and collaborative. Thus presenters typically include a mix of well-established figures in the field; those early in

Read More »


23rd Men’s Studies Association Meeting

On April 1, 2011, the Men’s Studies Association of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) held its 23rd National Meeting in conjunction with the 36th National Conference on Men & Masculinity (M&M), “Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity” addressing men’s perception and misperception around issues concerning consent, rape, and bystander intervention. The MSA evaluates current advances in the scholarship of men’s

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 12th Annual Meeting

August 10, 2000 – Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO Spreading the Word: Teaching Men’s Studies Beyond the Classroom Christopher Kilmartin, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA ABSTRACT -This workshop will focus on strategies for reaching the male campus population in places other than the classroom. The presenter has participated in several such efforts, including: 1. Gender-aware programming on fully respectful relationships for the general population

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 21st Annual Meeting

October 28, 2009 – Portland State University, Portland, OR Males, Masculinity, and Suicide John T. Casey, Ph.D., LCSW, Kaiser Permanente Department of Mental Health, Portland, OR ABSTRACT – Suicide completion in the United States is a public health problem that claims over 30,000 lives annually. Most of these suicide victims are white males who die by firearm, and who typically are not taking antidepressant

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 20th Annual Meeting

August 21, 2008 – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Parallels Between Selected Early Feminist Theories and the Fathers’ Rights and the Men’s Rights Branches Ed Barton, Ph.D., J.D., Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI ABSTRACT- Research indicates that there were some parallels between the early theoretical development of second wave feminist theory and the pro-feminist men’s movement, as compared with those

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 19th Annual Meeting

July 6, 2007 – University of Indiana/Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN Invitational Intervention: the ARISE Model. A NIDA Study in Engaging Resistant Substance Abusers in Treatment–Implications of Specific Gender-Related Results Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, President, Linking Human Systems, LLC, and LINC Foundation, Inc. ABSTRACT – The goal of the study was to determine “real world” effectiveness of a timely-response method for helping “Concerned

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 18th Annual Meeting

August 4, 2006 – Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey Nonexistent Knights: Men’s Situational Gender Practices in Campus Anti-Rape Organizing Michael Messina-Yauchzy, Ph.D., Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY ABSTRACT -Through both feminist organizing and media magnification, issues of rape grew to a peak of attention on college campuses during the 1980s and 1990s. Anti-rape activists sought both to shape institutional prevention and response and also

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 17th Annual Meeting

August 4, 2005 – Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia Our “Living Black Manhood”: Malcolm X and Black Feminism: From Clarity to Accountability Ewuare Osayande, Co-founder, P.O.W.E.R., Facilitator, ONUS, Philadelphia, PA ABSTRACT – When the renowned actor Ossie Davis, a man respected for his choice of words, eulogized Malcolm X in 1965, he called him, “our Black manhood, our living Black manhood.” In this presentation,

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 16th Annual Meeting

2004 – San Francisco, CA The Possibility of Men as Peacemakers: Overcoming Men’s Fears Mike Whitty, Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI ABSTRACT – Only when men can let go of fear will there be a real basis for world peace and personal healing. This process of healing men’s woundshas a political dimension. Once men embrace a new, healthy and profeminist worldview there

Read More »


Men’s Studies Association: 15th Annual Meeting

August 1, 2003 – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Are Men’s Support Groups Repackaged Patriarchy? Edward Barton, Michigan State University ABSTRACT – One of the criticisms of Robert Bly and the mythopoetic branch of the contemporar men’s movement is that they are not pro-feminist and that, in fact, they are anti-feminist. This paper will present a review of the literature of men’s support groups

Read More »