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. (https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/equity)
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
Conference Opening and Awards Ceremony
Concurrent Session I
Concurrent Session II
Concurrent Session III
Concurrent Session IV
Concurrent Session V
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.