american men's studies Association
advancing the critical study of men and masculinities
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.
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.
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.
Call for Proposals
While AMSA welcomes proposals that address “transitions” in any relationship to men and masculinities, we especially encourage proposals that address the following themes:
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 proposals.
CLICK HERE to fill out a short form indicating that you would like to present your previously accepted presentation at the 2021 conference.
AMSA is also inviting new proposals focused on men and masculinities and:
As always, we also invite submissions that fit the broader remit of AMSA from all disciplines and traditions across the globe
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1st, 2021
Individual Paper, Poster, and Artwork proposals must include:
Full Thematic Panel proposals must include:
Workshop proposals must include:
As in previous years, we welcome productive and engaging 3-hour OR 90-minute workshops that complement the conference theme "Masculinities in Transition" or the broader themes of AMSA. In particular, we will give priority to workshops that focus on the following:
Email the 2021 AMSA Conference Committee at email@example.com