Posted by: gdevi | November 3, 2015

Michael Kimmel Presentation–Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Dr. Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University will speak at Lock Haven University on Wednesday, November 4, at 7 pm in Price Auditorium. The event is free and open to everyone.

Dr. Kimmel will speak about his book, *Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.* In his speech, Dr. Kimmel will discuss why young adults today take longer to transition to a complete adulthood. He refers to the time in between being a teenager and an adult as “Guyland.” In his book, Kimmel references over 400 interviews with young people to help understand why young adults today, particularly “guys” spend so much time in this in-between phase. (“Author of Guyland to visit Lock Haven,” The Eagle Eye, October 1, 2015, p.3)

 Books will be available for signing and there will be a Q&A following the presentation. 

 Three LHU students–Diosanny Rivera, Meghan Mausteller, and Felicia Baker– who attended the 2015 PASSHE Women’s Consortium Undergraduate Leadership Institute organized Dr. Kimmel’s visit as part of their Institute initiative to lead a campus-wide event that addresses gender issues. The President’s office and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women sponsored their attendance at the Institute. 

 Michael Kimmel’s visit is made possible through the generous support of the offices of LHU Student Auxiliary Services, PASSHE Women’s Consortium, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Department of Sociology, the HOPE Center, the Women and Gender Studies Minor, the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, and the Office of Excellence and Inclusion.  For inquiries, contact Dr. Gayatri Devi at gdevi@lhup.edu or x2284.

 

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