Men's Studies

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 and other national media.


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.

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.

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: 21st Annual Meeting

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 medication and are not involved in mental health treatment at the time of death.  Depression is closely linked to suicide death, and treatment for depression is provided mainly within primary health care settings.

Men's Studies Association: 20th Annual Meeting

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 branches of the contemporary men’s movement from the right end of the political spectrum, such as the fathers’ rights branch.
This discussion will explore these similarities and further explore the divergences that occurred, with a look at their implications for the future of men’s work and the contemporary men’s movement.

A Review of This Year’s Research in Men’s Studies: What Can the Abstracts Tell Us?

David Greene, Ph.D., Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

ABSTRACT – A look at trends, issues and interesting tidbits gleaned from a review of research published in three leading men’s studies journals—The Journal of Men’s Studies, Men & Masculinities and Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Men's Studies Association: 19th Annual Meeting

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 Others" get resistant Substance Abusers into treatment/self-help with minimal professional time and effort.

Men's Studies Association: 18th Annual Meeting

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 to reduce rape by affecting student culture and men’s behavior.  This paper is from my study examining the rise of anti-rape activism on one northeastern United States university campus in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Based on three years of participant observation and in-depth interviewing, it focuses on a student movement organization (“HEAR-US!”) that involved both women and men and that gained strong ownership of the rape issue.  Begun as a loosely-structured pressure-group, HEAR-US!

Men's Studies Association: 17th Annual Meeting

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, I will seek to honor those words by offering Malcolm's legacy as a living example for us Black men as it relates to his ever-growing understanding of male domination in the context of imperialism and racial violence.

This presentation will look at the development of Malcolm's view of women as expressed by himself in The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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