Sam Femiano Men's Studies Lecture Fund
Goal: $30,000.00
Collected: $18,000.00
Loren Frankel Memorial Scholarship Fund
Goal: $20,000.00
Collected: $10,000.00

american men's studies Association

advancing the critical study of men and masculinities  

2021 (VIRTUAL) Interdisciplinary Conference on Men and masculinities


University of Washington Tacoma

june 17-20

Land Recognition

The University of Washington Tacoma recognizes that we learn, teach, and live on or near the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish people. UW Tacoma is specifically situated on the traditional territory of the Puyallup. We have a responsibility to acknowledge our indigenous connections, as well as, histories of dispossession and forced removal that have allowed for the growth and survival of this institution.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Miriam J. Abelson is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University. Her research focuses on masculinities, transgender studies, LGBT youth, rural and urban studies, and intersectional approaches to race, sexuality, and gender. She has published on topics including, masculinities and violence, trans feminism, and intersectionality and gendered fear. Her book, Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America (2019), demonstrates through a large and geographically diverse interview study with transgender men that contemporary U.S. masculinity is deeply embedded in the spaces and places men move in their everyday lives and is inseparable from race and sexuality.


Dr. Chezare A. Warren is a scholar of race and intersectional justice with particular interests in understanding the conditions that facilitate Black boys’ education success. He has about a decade of professional experience as an urban educator, and is recipient of numerous national recognitions for his scholarship including the 2018 American Educational Research Association “Teaching and Teacher Education” Early Career Award. He was selected as a 2019-2020 National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine/Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and has held visiting faculty appointments at Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. Author of more than 35 articles, reports, and chapters, his first book Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher Education (Harvard Education Press, 2017) inaugurated the press’ “Race and Education” series. In 2021, Dr. Warren begins his appointment as Associate Professor of Equity & Inclusion in Education Policy at Peabody College Vanderbilt University. 

Conference Theme

Masculinities in Transition

In the context of scholarship on men and masculinities, “transition” can mean many things. We may ask how critical studies of men and masculinities are changing, how discourse around men and masculinities are changing, how men’s lives are changing, or even how AMSA itself is changing – to name only a few of the directions that “transition” may take us in. “Transition” also carries specific connotations in relationship to transgender people, Trans Studies, and Queer Studies. In hosting this meeting, we invite and embrace all of these various meanings.

Registration Information Available Here

Registration Opens March 15th

Presenters must register by April 1st

The deadline for new presentation proposals has passed. The conference committee is hoping to complete the review of proposals by March 1, and will communicate acceptance decisions shortly thereafter. 

Acknowledging and honoring all of the hard work that the 2020 conference organizers and planned presenters put into preparing for our postponed conference, all those who were accepted to present at the 2020 conference are invited to present their work at the 2021 conference without the need to resubmit their full proposals, or undergo review. 

Simply CLICK HERE to fill out a short form indicating that you would like to present your previously accepted presentation at the 2021 conference. 

Have questions?

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