Date: Friday, February 17, 7pm
Location: Galbraith Building (GB), Room 119 – 35 St. George Street, University of Toronto

The absence of male studies programs in Canada is both a result of and clear evidence that political correctness along with moral panic and third wave feminism have a grip on the academe. Over the last three decades, this has marginalized a more inclusive, multi‐perspective “male studies” discipline. It has resulted in mainly feminist men’s studies programs and research that focus on men as primarily being violent victimizers, as well as secondary and disengaged parents. Male studies programs and a journal are necessary to reveal the “lived male experience.”

Robert A. Kenedy, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University, and is on the Executive Board of the new publication “New Male Studies: An International Journal”, an open access online interdisciplinary journal for research of issues facing boys and men worldwide.