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Dr. Michael Kimmel

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Sociologist And Gender Expert

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"In addition to your engaging and insightful presentation, your attention to and rapport with our students, faculty, and staff during you, or visit was clearly genuine and remarkable"

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Dr. Michael Kimmel is a sociologist and expert on gender issues and is also one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. Michael showcases traits and behavioral actions towards such behaviors as he implements new ways of thinking.  Michael optimizes organizations through conversations about gender equality and toxic masculinity to propel growth.

Why you should book speaker Michael Kimmel

  • Speaker Dr.Michael Kimmel is considered a leading figure in gender studies in general and in the academic subfield of men’s studies and masculinity.
  • He is the author of a number of books such as Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society plus the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.
  •  He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and has been dubbed “the world’s most prominent male feminist”

Sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel is an expert on gender issues, including one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the author of a number of books such as Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society, and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.

He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University and has been dubbed “the world’s most prominent male feminist” by the British newspaper, The Guardian. Before he joined the Stony Brook University faculty in 1987, Michael Kimmel worked as an assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers University from 1982 to 1986 as well as visiting assistant professor at New York University.

As a tireless advocate of engaging men to support and strive for gender equality, Michael Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities, and high schools. He has also
delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission as well as the Council of Europe, and he has furthermore worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs, and public sector organizations on a number of gender equity issues.

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The Gender Equality Advantage

Many corporations are committed to increasing gender equality in the workplace, but most of the time we think that means simply developing better policies for women.  Men rarely see themselves as stakeholders in the gender equality discussion.

For more than 30 years, Michael Kimmel has been working with corporations, governments, public sector organizations and NGOs, to engage men to support gender equality.  Not only because it’s the right thing to do (which it is) or even because it’s good for business (which it is), but because it’s also good for men themselves.

Audience takeaways:

  • Kimmel also offers a broader discussion of Diversity and Inclusion that shows how greater diversity by race, ethnicity, and sexuality, also benefits profitability and return on investment, corporate culture, and everyone’s working experience.
  • Kimmel shows that gender equality is not only right and fair, but it’s also smart.  It’s not zero-sum, but a win-win all around.
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From #metoo to #meNtoo: How men can understand - and help end - workplace sexual harassment

The explosion of #metoo has circled the globe, as women have come forward to describe a range of behaviors that have made them uncomfortable, afraid, and threatened their working lives.  The list of celebrities who have been accused grows daily.

How can we men understand this seemingly spontaneous eruption of anger and pain?  How can we support women, to make sure that the workplace of the present and future enables all of us to be fully present, productive, and proud of the work we do?

Audience takeaways:

  • This presentation engages men as allies, and doesn’t demonize them, and therefore encourages and enables women and men to begin a dialogue about workplace dynamics that are based on trust, collegiality, and mutual respect.
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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

In 1950, most Americans had completed the transition from adolescence to adulthood by age 21 or so. Today, it’s more likely to be by age 30. It’s a new stage of development, and Kimmel is our tour guide in this presentation based on his best-selling book, GUYLAND.

Audience takeaway:

  • Based on interviews with more than 400 young people across the country, Kimmel offers a glimpse of why so many guys are adrift through their 20s and offers a road map towards more conscious adulthood.
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Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women & Men on Campus in a New Millenium

We’re often told that men and women are so different we might as well come from different planets. In this engaging and entertaining lecture, Michael Kimmel strips away those myths and suggests that women and men aren’t so different after all.

Audience takeaway:

  • Surveying the landscape of current controversies about gender, he shows how men and women are transforming our campus and our culture — and why gender equality is actually a good thing for men!
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ANGRY WHITE MEN: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

Everywhere we turn, there are pockets of rage among American men. Why would middle-class white men be so angry? This lecture drawn from the book ANGRY WHITE MEN.

Audience takeaway:

  • Kimmel will discuss why men seem so angry, and the different groups that organize and express that anger — from men’s rights groups to men who “go postal” in their workplaces, to angry white boys, to the extreme right-wing.
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ANGRY WHITE MEN: Gender, Race, and Class on the Extreme Right

In this multimedia presentation, Kimmel offers a look inside the extreme right-wing (neo-Nazis, White Nationalists) in the United States, with a glance also to Scandinavia and Germany.

Audience takeaway:

  • Kimmel discusses the ways they use gender (masculinity) as a way to frame their political discontent and express their racist politics.

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"Dr. Kimmel's address to our corporate audience was absolutely fantastic"

Ernst & Young

"Your lecture struck a perfect balance. You successfully communicated difficult and controversial material to a diverse audience in a manner that stimulated thoughtful questions and comments"

University of Louisville

"We really enjoyed having Dr. Kimmel, it was exactly what we were looking for"

NetSuite, Inc.

"Your disarming, engaging and excellent public speaking style appealed to the students, staff, and faculty who attended your talk. Thank you for doing your informal gender workshop/discussion in the Women's Center afterward"

George Mason University
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5 out of 5 stars

"In addition to your engaging and insightful presentation, your attention to and rapport with our students, faculty, and staff during you, or visit was clearly genuine and remarkable"

Wright State University See all references

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