Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Dr. Michael KehlerResearch Talk: Dr. Michael Kehler

#MeToo: Masculinity, misogyny and the power to be unlike “the boys”

Friday, October 18

12 - 1:30 pm

Vernon Ready Room

Dr. Michael Kehler, Werklund Research Professor, University of Calgary, Masculinities Studies will be speaking across his current research projects, bringing insight to his work around men as advocates for change, allies, and the #MeToo movement.

Abstract: In this talk, I raise questions and attempt to provide insight to the current climate that is #MeToo particularly from within masculinities research scholarship.  With an eye to the university campus and recent concerns that misogyny is “something you have to get used to” because “it’s just common here”, I ask what signs of change do we see before us? What can bro culture explain about masculinity, privilege and power? How and why would men dislodge themselves, take up different projects of masculinities and instead, be allies and advocates for equality?

A pizza lunch will be provided!