Men's Studies

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.

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 Press.

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.

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.

Men's Studies Association Abstracts Online on Resource Page

Titles and abstracts of 14 of the Men's Studies Association annual meetings are online on the Task Group's Resource page.  The meeting notes represent 14 of the last 15 years, starting from the 8th annual meeting, in 1996, through the present day.

The 24nd Annual Men's Studies Association Meeting will be held on July 22, 2012, in Denver, CO, as part of the 37th National Conference on Men and Masculinity.  Please consider submitting a paper for review to present at the conference (see call for papers on the side bar).

Men’s Studies Association of NOMAS honors American feminist scholars

The Men’s Studies Association of NOMAS wishes to identify and honor the many American scholars who, since the late 1960's, have been:

 

Notable Career Contributors to Social Science, from a Clearly Feminist Perspective. 

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While any such list inevitably will be incomplete, the MSA has tentatively identified the following qualified social scientists:

Paula Gunn Allen, Kathleen Barry, Pauline Bart, Sandra Bem, Jesse Bernard, Lee Bowker, Martha Burt, Paula Caplan, Phyllis Chesler, Nancy Chodorow, Patricia Collins, Nancy Cott, Gail Dines, Riane Eisler, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Joanne Evansgardner, Melissa Farley, Michelle Fine, Nancy Folbre, Estelle Friedman, Jo Freeman, Carol Gilligan, Marija Gimbutas, Kathleen Grady, Donna Haraway, Nancy Henley, Judith Herman, Arlie Hochschild, Donna Hughes, Carol Nagy Jacklin, Allan Johnson, Suzanne Kessler, Michael Kimmel, Mary Koss, Robin Lakoff, Louise Lamphere, Judith Long Laws, Gerda Lerner, Harriet Lerner, Eleanor Maccoby, Virginia O’Leary, Chris O'Sullivan, Mary Brown Parlee, Joseph Pleck, Janice Raymond, Rayna Reiter, Pam Roby, Ruby Rohrlich, Esther Rothblum, Paula Rothenberg, Alice Rossi, Diana Russell, Virgina Russo, Peggy Reeves Sanday, Joan Scott, Ruth Seidel, Carolyn Sheriff, Julia Sherman, Elaine Showalter, Dorothy Smith, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Catharine Stimpson, Sandra Tangri, Carol Tavris, Dorothy Tennov, Barrie Thorne, Ethyl Tobach, Rhoda Unger, Naomi Weisstein, Sally Roesch Wagner, Barbara Strudler Walston, Lenore Weitzman, Rebecca Whisnant, Gail Wyatt.

 

The MSA welcomes additional nominations, by June 1, 2013.

     In a future second stage, we plan to identify and to especially honor and celebrate a smaller select group of great feminist scholars who were visionary feminist thinkers and leaders, asked new questions, opened our eyes to the mechanisms of patriarchy, and, brought science into new areas, including violence against women.

 

     The MSA’s final decisions will be announced in Summer 2013 at www.Nomas.org and other national media.

 

Men’s Studies Association of NOMAS honors American feminist scholars

The Men’s Studies Association of NOMAS wishes to identify and honor the many American scholars who, since the late 1960's, have been:

 

Notable Career Contributors to Social Science, from a Clearly Feminist Perspective. 

.

While any such list inevitably will be incomplete, the MSA has tentatively identified the following qualified social scientists:

Paula Gunn Allen, Kathleen Barry, Pauline Bart, Sandra Bem, Jesse Bernard, Lee Bowker, Martha Burt, Paula Caplan, Phyllis Chesler, Nancy Chodorow, Patricia Collins, Nancy Cott, Gail Dines, Riane Eisler, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Joanne Evansgardner, Melissa Farley, Michelle Fine, Nancy Folbre, Estelle Friedman, Jo Freeman, Carol Gilligan, Marija Gimbutas, Kathleen Grady, Donna Haraway, Nancy Henley, Judith Herman, Arlie Hochschild, Donna Hughes, Carol Nagy Jacklin, Allan Johnson, Suzanne Kessler, Michael Kimmel, Mary Koss, Robin Lakoff, Louise Lamphere, Judith Long Laws, Gerda Lerner, Harriet Lerner, Eleanor Maccoby, Virginia O’Leary, Chris O'Sullivan, Mary Brown Parlee, Joseph Pleck, Janice Raymond, Rayna Reiter, Pam Roby, Ruby Rohrlich, Esther Rothblum, Paula Rothenberg, Alice Rossi, Diana Russell, Virgina Russo, Peggy Reeves Sanday, Joan Scott, Ruth Seidel, Carolyn Sheriff, Julia Sherman, Elaine Showalter, Dorothy Smith, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Catharine Stimpson, Sandra Tangri, Carol Tavris, Dorothy Tennov, Barrie Thorne, Ethyl Tobach, Rhoda Unger, Naomi Weisstein, Sally Roesch Wagner, Barbara Strudler Walston, Lenore Weitzman, Rebecca Whisnant, Gail Wyatt.

 

The MSA welcomes additional nominations, by June 1, 2013.

     In a future second stage, we plan to identify and to especially honor and celebrate a smaller select group of great feminist scholars who were visionary feminist thinkers and leaders, asked new questions, opened our eyes to the mechanisms of patriarchy, and, brought science into new areas, including violence against women.

 

     The MSA’s final decisions will be announced in Summer 2013 at www.Nomas.org and other national media.