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Mediated Masculinities

April 23, 2019

Mediated Masculinities
April 23rd, 5:30-7pm
Multicultural Engagement Center, SAC 1.102

Join the Gender and Sexuality Center for a fishbowl discussion on how we process different forms of media in our understanding of what it means to be “masculine.” This discussion will center the experiences participants have in the representations of masculinity that they have identified with or rejected throughout their lifetime. Ultimately, we hope to explore the question as to whether or not media representations of masculinities can help disrupt the harmful behaviors and beliefs attributed to very rigid forms of masculinity.

The discussion will be organized in a fishbowl format. A fishbowl discussion allows participants the opportunity to reside inside the “fishbowl” to share their experiences, stories, opinions, and questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to sit outside the “fishbowl” to listen to and observe others as they discuss what masculinity means to them.

The conversation will be co-facilitated by Melissa Vera and Javier Rivera.

Melissa Vera is a graduate student in the Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies. Melissa’s research interests include popular culture, queer Chicanx fiction, gender performance, and Chicanx masculinity.

Javier Rivera is a graduate student in the Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies. Javier’s research interests include new media studies; digital communities and networked publics; self-presentation in online space; race, gender, and sexuality studies; and digital masculinities.

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Multicultural Engagement Center, SAC 1.102

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