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.

Sam Femiano Lecture in Men's Studies

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 is Now Open

Presenters must register by April 1st

Submit Your Paper for an Award

Loren Frankel Memorial Scholarship

Graduate and undergraduate students accepted to present a paper or poster project at the annual AMSA conference are eligible for the Loren Frankel Memorial Scholarship award.

To be eligible, submit your application to by April 1, 2021.

Your application must include:

  • A brief bio (no more than 100 words)
  • The title and abstract of the paper or poster accepted for presentation at the AMSA conference
  • A brief description of the importance of your project to your professional and intellectual development (no more than 250 words)

The committee will evaluate applications on content, quality, and the student’s potential for making a contribution to the field of men’s studies.

In the case of multiple authors, the applicant must indicate that they are responsible for at least 50% of the project being presented.

Best Paper Awards

The Board of Directors is thrilled to open the AMSA Best Paper Award for 2021. 

This award is given to showcase the high quality of papers presented at the conference.

To be eligible, submit a completed draft of your paper to by May 1, 2021.

Two Best Paper Award prizes will be awarded for the 2021 Conference:

Award 1 - Associate, Full, and Emeriti Professors

Award 2 - Students and Early Career Researchers/Professionals, including Assistant Professors and Contingent Faculty

The winner(s) will be announced during the conference.

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