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‘Guyland’ author Michael Kimmel lectures at Appalachian April 14

BOONE—Dr. Michael Kimmel will present the lecture “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” Tuesday, April 14, at Appalachian State University.

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The 7 p.m. lecture in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is part of the annual Dean’s Advisory Council Interdisciplinary Lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. He is a distinguished professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities.

He is the author of more than 20 books, including “Manhood in America: A Cultural History,” “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” and “Angry White Men.” He has lectured at more than 300 colleges and universities, and offered presentations at many of the world’s leading corporations on engaging men in support of gender equality.

Sponsors of Kimmel’s visit to Appalachian include the College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Sociology; Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance; Greek Life; Department of Athletics; Department of Military Science; College of Fine and Applied Arts; and the university’s Interpersonal Violence Council and Red Flag educators.