Jackson Katz, an internationally renowned scholar on issues of race, gender, and violence, will present a multimedia lecture at Grinnell College on at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the Harris Center Cinema. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The free, public lecture is titled "Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity," which is also the title of Katz' latest book.

Katz, who holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA, is an educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist in the areas of race, gender, and violence. He is a top masculinity scholar and has been a leader in bringing men into the movement for gender equality. He also has produced the documentaries Tough Guise 1 and 2 and The Mask You Live In, both of which examine masculinity in the United States.

"I have followed Katz’s work on masculinity for over 20 years and have used many of his documentaries in my teaching," says Susan Ferguson, professor and chair of sociology. "When I learned of his recent book, I thought this talk on the gendered discourse of the 2016 election would be incredibly timely for the campus and town communities."

Katz also is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America. He is the author of another book, titled The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men Can Help. He has published academic articles on topics as far-ranging as Eminem, the gender politics of conservative talk radio, violent white masculinity in advertising, juvenile detention, pornography, and sports metaphors in presidential politics.

Katz's visit is sponsored by Sociology; Political Science; The Wilson Center; American Studies; Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies; Athletics; Intercultural Affairs; Student Government Association; Title IX office; and Wellness and Prevention.

Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Accommodation requests may be made to Susan Ferguson.

This venue is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program.

The College welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the College expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of College personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.

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