The University of Iowa

International Monday presents forum on masculinity

February 26th, 2010

International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “What Makes a Man? Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Identity and Masculinity” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.

A panel of University of Iowa students and faculty will examine issues and ideas related to masculinity and identity construction and explore the way culture influences definitions of masculinity. Carly Andrews, UI International Programs outreach coordinator, will facilitate, and Kevin Mumford, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), will moderate.

Panelists include Derrais Carter, graduate student in American studies; Elizabeth Heineman, associate professor of history and gender, women’s and sexuality studies in CLAS; Tony Pomales, graduate fellow in anthropology; and Ahmad Washington, graduate student in counseling, rehabilitation and student development in the UI College of Education.

The series is a forum for students, faculty and community members to engage in a discussion of global issues and ideas sponsored by UI International Programs, the UI Stanley Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library.

For more information, contact Andrews at 319-335-0345 or