The Call for Programs process is now closed. Please see the conference schedule page for more information about the accepted sessions
The Conference Committee encourages the submission of innovative proposals that connect theory and practice around college men and masculinities, and consider the following issues:
- Best Practices and Innovative Connections.
This area will explore the ways in which college student practitioners implement programs and interventions designed specifically around gender and masculinities programs and services. Evidence-based approaches to blend theoretical perspectives and research demonstrating positive student outcomes are particularly welcomed.
- Intersectional Perspectives on Men & Masculinities.
This area will explore how race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, [dis]ability, socioeconomic status, and other facets of identity influence college men’s construction, negotiation, and performance of gender.
- Moving from Deficit Models to Appreciative Inquiry.
This area will explore moving away from deficit models around college men, such as focusing on the “crises” of college men to instead focus on appreciative inquiry. Appreciative inquiry includes work that aims to learn from high-achieving, successful college men in order to leverage and replicate ways of meeting other college men’s needs.
- Situating Theory and History.
This area will explore the historical and theoretical foundations of work related to college men and masculinities. Connected with feminist theory and gender studies, work in this area highlights the journey of men and masculinity studies within the context of higher education.
- Pressing Needs and Concerns.
This area will explore opportunities to respond to the specific needs of college men, including mental health concerns, violence prevention, and other contemporary matters within the context of higher education for college-aged men.