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
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american men's studies Association

advancing the critical study of men and masculinities  

2024 Interdisciplinary Conference on Men and masculinities


Plymouth State University

june 14-16

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Conference Theme

Reimagining Men, Health and Power: Troubling Disciplinary Norms and Traditions

This year's conference seeks to open conversations about men's health and its relationship to power. As part of this call, we seek to find new ways of reimagining how to address men's health and associated inequities, while also paying careful attention to the role of power in these discussions. The conference offers an opportunity for participants to present new ways of thinking and understanding men, health and power through conference papers, presentations and posters. At the same time, we are also inviting participants to suggest and lead on creative and innovative ways where men, health and power can be reimagined. By the term men, we are inclusive of all experiences of men and masculinity, including trans men, non-binary and gender-diverse people, and trans masculine people.

Land Recognition and Call to Action

Plymouth State University is located on N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. AMSA acknowledges and honors with gratitude the land and waterways and the alnobak (people) who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations. AMSA also recognizes that some of these peoples currently lack federal recognition and that this land continues to be unceded. For more information about Indigenous peoples in New Hampshire, visit 

2024 Sam Femiano Endowed Speaker in Men's Studies

Professor John Oliffe is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, and a professor at the Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne. As the founder and lead investigator of UBC's Men's Health Research program, his qualitative work focuses on the influence of gendered health behaviours and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. He has expertise in wide-ranging qualitative methods, and the findings drawn from his research offers guidance to clinicians and researchers and have informed evaluated tailored interventions for men.

Conference Venue & Accommodations


The conference will be held at Plymouth State University in idyllic Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA. Plymouth State University is approximately 45 miles from Manchester Airport (around an hour’s drive) or about 2 hours’ drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport.


AMSA recommends attendees take advantage of on-site accommodations at PSU's Merrill Place Conference Center. For more information and to reserve your room CLICK HERE.  


Concord Coach Lines offers limited daily bus service between Boston South Station/Logan Airport to Plymouth State University. For those interested, visit the Concord Coach Lines website.

Car rentals are available at Boston's Logan Airport through many car rental companies and through online aggregators such as Kayak, Expedia, etc.

AMSA continues to explore potential airport transport options for those flying into Boston's Logan International Airport for an additional fee. More information will be posted here when available.

Pre-Conference Retreat

AMSA is excited to announce the first ever pre-conference retreat.

At this retreat, attendees will work on teaching and/or research related to the critical study of men and masculinities. 

A total of 20 spots will be available, and applicants will be selected based on their application. 

Our esteemed facilitators bring together more than 30 years of research and teaching expertise to support participants throughout the full-day retreat. Participants will be given the opportunity to work closely with facilitators who have expertise in bringing in large and complex competitive research grants as well as working with various community, government and industry stakeholders, significant publishing track records across journals, books, and other forms of writing, and significant teaching experience.

Click Here to Learn More About Our Inaugural Retreat and Apply For One of the Limited Spaces Available

Loren Frankel Memorial Scholarship

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

Submit your application to by April 10th, 2024.

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, 2024.

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

The winners will be announced during the conference.

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