Michael Kimmel Ph.D. is professor at Stony Brook University, a regular consultant for government agencies, and delivers dozens of public lectures each year.   He is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity (1987), Men Confront Pornography (1990), The Politics of Manhood (1996), The Gender of Desire (2005) and The History of Men (2005). His book, Manhood in America: A Cultural History (1996) was hailed as the definitive work on the subject.

Michael also co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities (2 volumes, 2004) and The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities. The Encyclopedia was named “best of Reference” by the New York Public Librarians Association in 2004. Outside of his work as an author, Michael founded both the National Organization for Men Against Sexism.  His documentary history, “Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990″ (Beacon, 1992), chronicled men who supported women’s equality since the founding of the country.

You can learn more about Dr. Kimmel at his website.