Masculinities Committee


Implement a campus/community approach to addressing men's issues that will provide a national model for campuses across the country


To foster a culture that supports and advances the ethical, intellectual, social and identity development of men.

Strategic Priorities

  • Education - programming and resources that support the committee's mission and are designed for a target audience of male-identified students and stakeholders
  • Advocacy - for men issues/development at the campus and local level
  • Collaboration - actively seeking partnerships and collaborations with campus, community, and national constituents passionate about and committed to this initiative


In the summer of 2011 a few Miami staff began a conversation about the male-identified students they were seeing (for student conduct) and not seeing (for counseling or health education). A committee formed and a core group from across campus began educating themselves and planning. They learned that masculinity can be plural and that there is a spectrum of masculinities on college campuses (and elsewhere). Society as a whole has definite ideas about what "being a man" means, some of which are harmful to society and to the male-identified people they seek to define. The committee sponsored its first regional conference in Oxford in July 2012, hosted the national Conference on College Men (a joint NASPA, ACPA, and American Men's Studies Association initiative) in May 2013, and coordinated a second regional conference in May 2014. 

Recent Activities

The Masculinities at Miami Committee sponsors conferences, town hall meetings, men at Miami panels, film screenings, discussions on masculinities research, and special events like the Spring 2016 performance by Phallacies.

2016-17 Events

September 16: Inaugural Ohio Consortium on Men and Masculinities in Higher Education (OCMMHE) Conference at Miami University-Oxford

November 2: Masculinities Film Series, I Love You, Man & Bromance Media

February 8: Men at Miami Panel

March 17: Spring OCMMHE Conference at The Ohio State University

April 13: It's On Us Week Social Justice Writing Workshop and Poetic Disruption Spoken Word Performance featuring Guante and Wilson Okello

For more information about current activities of the Miami Masculinities Committee:

Contact committee chair Kyle Ashlee at

Like the Masculinities at Miami Facebook page.

Follow @MU_Masculinity on Twitter.

Resource List


Ashton-Jones, E., Olson, G. A. & Perry, M. G.  (Eds.).  (1991/2000).  The gender reader (2nd ed).  Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. 

Barnett, R. & Rivers, C.  (2004).  Same difference: How gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs.  New York, NY: Basic Books. 

Bly, R.  (1990/2004).  Iron john: A book about men.  Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press. 

Boteach, S.  (2005).  Hating women: America's hostile campaign against the fairer sex.  New York, NY: HarperCollins. 

Buchwald, E., Fletcher, P. R., & Roth, M. (Eds.).  (2005).  Transforming a rape culture. (2nd ed.).  Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions. 

Butler, J.  (1990/1999/2006).  Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity.  New York, NY: Routledge. 

Faludi, S.  (2000).  Stiffed: The betrayal of the American man.  New York, NY: HarperCollins. 

Funk, R. E.  (2006).  Reaching men: Strategies for Preventing sexist attitudes, behaviors, and violence.  Indianapolis, IN: Jist Life. 

Halberstam, J.  (1998).  Female masculinity.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 

Harper, S. R. & Harris, III, F.  (Eds.).  (2010).  College men and masculinities: Theory, research, and implications for practice.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Hooks, b.  (2004).  We real cool: Black men and masculinity.  New York, NY: Routledge. 

Katz, J.  (2006).  The macho paradox:  Why some men hurt women and how all men can help.  Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks. 

Keen, S.  (1991).  Fire in the belly: On being a man.  New York, NY: Bantam Books. 

Kellom, G.  (Ed.).  (2004).  Developing effective programs and services for men.  New Directions for Student Services, 107.

Kimmel, M.  (2008).  Guyland: The perilous world where boys become men.  New York, NY: HarperCollins. 

Kimmel, M. S. & Messner, M. A.  (Eds.).  (1989).  Men's lives (4th ed.).  Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. 

Kindlon, D. & Thompson, M.  (2000).  Raising cain: Protecting the emotional life of boys.  New York, NY: Ballatine Books. 

Kivel, P.  (1992).  Men's work: How to stop the violence that tears our lives apart.  Center City, MN: Hazelden. 

Laker, J. & Davis, T. (Eds.).  (2011).  Masculinities in higher education: theoretical and practical considerations.  New York, NY: Routledge. 

Levy, A.  (2006).  Female chauvinist pigs: Women and the rise of raunch culture.  New York, NY: Free Press.

Neal, M. A. (2006).  New black man.  New York, NY: Routledge.

Pascoe, C. J.  (2007).  Dude, you're a fag: Masculinity and sexuality in high school.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 

Pollack, W. S.  (1998).  Real boys: rescuing our sons from the myths of boyhood.  New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company. 

Pollack, W. S.  (2000).  Real boys voices.  New York, NY: Penguin Books. 

Reason, R. D., Broido, E. M., Davis, T. L., & Evans, N. J. (Eds.).  (2005).  Developing social justice allies.  New Directions for Student Services, 110.

Sanday, P. R. (2007).  Fraternity gang rape: Sex, brotherhood, and privilege on campus.  (2nd ed.).  New York, NY: New York University Press. 

Sax, L.  (2008).  The gender gap in college: Maximizing the developmental potential of women and men.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Vincent, N.  (2006).  Self-made man: One woman's journey into manhood and back again.  New York, NY: Penguin Group.



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