american men's studies Association

advancing the critical study of men and masculinities  

2022 (virtual) Interdisciplinary Conference on Men and masculinities


University of Washington Tacoma

june 14-16

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Land Recognition and Call to Action

The University of Washington Tacoma recognizes that all of us at UW Tacoma learn, live, and work on or near the ancestral homeland of the Coast Salish people. In particular, our campus is situated on the current and traditional land of the Puyallup. And we also want to acknowledge the lands of the Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Suquamish, Duwamish, and all other traditional lands we may reside on. As people on these occupied territories, we acknowledge the land, the ancestors who have cared for this land since time immemorial, and all of our Native and Indigenous connections today. We also acknowledge the histories of dispossession and forced removal that have allowed for the growth and survival of this nation and institution. In light of this history, we have a responsibility to take active efforts to partner with our Native and Indigenous community members and neighbors to seek justice as we continue our work together as a community of learners, leaders, and educators. (

Conference Theme

Attending to Our Commitments

Masculinities' Intersections with Theory & Practice

Building on the innovative presentations and lectures given at the 2021 virtual conference, the 2022 conference theme calls for a continuation of grappling with the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of our work. The conference theme invites reflection and critique of the theories developed and applied within critical studies of men and masculinities - whether that be in scholarship, practice, or the classroom. It emphasizes the desire and need to attend to our commitments, to think about them seriously, and to develop the field in concert with our allied disciplines, theories, and methods. We encourage proposals that think outside of disciplinary boundaries and build dialog between and among various fields and theories.

Schedule at a Glance

(all times in USA PDT; UTC -7)


Monday, June 13


Meet the Authors


Researching with Impact

Day 1

Tuesday, June 14


90-minute Workshops


3-hour Workshop


3-hour Workshop




Members Meeting


Conference Opening and Awards Ceremony


Keynote Address

Day 2

Wednesday, June 15


Concurrent Session I


Concurrent Session II




Concurrent Session III


Keynote Address


Poster Session

Day 3

Thursday, June 16


Concurrent Session IV


Concurrent Session V


Conference Closing

Sam Femiano Lectures in Men's Studies

Dr. Sam McKegney is a settler scholar of Indigenous literatures and Professor and Head of the English Department at Queen’s University in the territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe Peoples. He has published three books—Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities through Story (University of Regina Press, 2021), Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood (University of Manitoba Press 2014), and Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community after Residential School (University of Manitoba Press 2007)—and articles on such topics as masculinity, environmental kinship, prison writing, and mythologies of hockey. He is a researcher with the Indigenous Hockey Research Network.

Dr. Marlon B. Ross is professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 2001, and previously professor of English and African American & African Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Sissy Insurgencies: A Racial Anatomy of Unfit Manliness (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2022), Manning the Race: Reforming Black Men in the Jim Crow Era (New York University Press, 2004), and The Contours of Masculine Desire: Romanticism and the Rise of Women's Poetry (Oxford University Press, 1989), as well as a variety of articles and essays on queer and gender theory, masculinity studies, literary historiography, 20th-century African American literature and culture, and 18th and 19th-century British literature. He is currently completing a book entitled The Color of Manhood: Black Masculine Imaginaries across the Civil Rights Era, as well as a co-edited volume with K. Ian Grandison entitled Race, Space, and Culture: Essays on Cultural Theory and the Built Environment. He has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lilly Endowment Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, a Faculty Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring, and Excellence in Education and Excellence in Research Awards from the University of Michigan.

Loren Frankel Memorial Scholarship

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

Submit your application to by May 10th, 2022.

Applications 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)

Best Paper Award

This year, the Board of Directors is thrilled to continue our tradition of the AMSA Best Paper Award. This award will be given to showcase the high quality of papers presented at the conference.

In order to be considered for this award, please submit a completed draft of your paper to by May 15th, 2022.

Two prizes will be awarded: One will be awarded to Associate, Full, and Emeriti Professors; and another prize to Students adn Early Career Researchers, including Assistant Professors and individuals outside of higher education.

The winners will be announced during the conference.

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