Seminar: Angry White Men: Gender on the Extreme Right

Friday, 27th May 2016, with Professor Michael Kimmel

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, USA
The rise of the extreme right wing has been increasingly alarming all around the world.  While many 
observers look at religious and political-economic causes, this presentation shows that such 
motivations are organized and expressed through a gendered narrative of masculinity lost and 
regained.  Based on interviews with White Nationalists in the US, as well as ex-neo-Nazi skinheads 
in Sweden and Germany, this presentation gets inside the gendered rage of the extreme right and 
describes how masculinity becomes the framing device for that rage.

Professor Michael Kimmel
Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is Distinguished 
Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are 
Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society, and the 
bestseller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur 
Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013. A 
tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Michael has lectured at more than 300 
colleges, universities, and high schools. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual 
lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe, and he has 
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 
gender equity issues. Michael was recently called “the world’s most prominent male feminist” in The 
newspaper in London.

Seminar details

Date: Friday 27 May Time: 4 – 5:30pm
Room: 402, Social Sciences Building 24, Level 4

RSVP: Ady Boreham:
Contact: for more information, Professor Martin Mills,

Angry White Men - Michael Kimmel

Fri 27 May 2016 4:00pm


Room 402, Social Sciences Building 24, Level 4