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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.  The deadline to sign up for on-site accommodations is Friday, May 25th.


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 Shuttle - AMSA has made available a limited-space transport option for registered attendees. If you are interested in this opportunity, you must pre-register and pay for your spot at the following websites:

June 13th Inbound Transport from Boston's Logan Airport to Plymouth State University: AMSA 2024 Conference - Inbound Airport Shuttle

June 16th Outbound Transport from Plymouth State University to Boston's Logan Airport: AMSA 2024 Conference - Outbound Airport Shuttle

Carpool Ride-Share - Registered attendees should have received an email with a link to a carpool ride-share sign up. If you are registered for the conference and interested in a carpool ride-share, but did not receive this email, please email us at so we can provide the link to you.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Friday, June 14th

9:00a-9:30a: Registration
9:30a-9:45a: Welcome
10:00a-11:30a: Session 1
11:30p-11:40p: Refreshment Break
11:40a-1:10p: Session 2
1:10p-2:10p: Lunch
2:10p-3:40p: Session 3
3:40p-3:50p: Refreshment Break
3:50p-5:20p: Concurrent Sessions 4 & 5
6:30p-Onwards: Conference Dinner / Prizes / Keynote Q&A

Saturday, June 15th

9:30a-11:00a: Session 6
11:00a-11:10a: Refreshment Break
11:10a-12:40p: Session 7

12:40p-1:40p: Lunch

1:40p-3:10p: Concurrent Sessions 8 & 9
3:10p-3:20p: Refreshment Break
3:20p-4:50p: Concurrent Sessions 10 & 11
7.00pm - : Casual meet up – bar to be decided!

Sunday, June 16th

10:00a-11:30a: Conference Closing and AMSA Directions
11.30a-onwards: Outdoor Activities (more information to come)

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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