Conference Schedule

4th Biennial Conference on Masculinities & Gender:
Research, Practice, and Community Activism to Promote Social Change

Presented by the Pacific University Center for Gender Equity and School of Graduate Psychology

Friday, March 15

3-5 p.m. | Undergraduate Research Seminar

4-5 p.m. | Registration Open

5-6:15 p.m. | Round Table: Complicating Toxic Masculinity

  • Cliff Leek (University of Northern Colorado)
  • CJ Pascoe (University of Oregon)
  • Joe Samalin (Consultant and Founder, MenChallenging)
  • Christopher S. Reigeluth (Pacific University)

6:30-7:45 p.m. | No-Host Dinner (Organized by Pacific in the Community)

8-9:30 p.m. | Film: The Mask You Live In

Saturday, March 16

7:30-8:45 a.m. | Registration Open and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:45-9 a.m. | Welcome by Christopher S. Reigeluth and Theresa Lafavor (Pacific University)

9-10:30 a.m. | Keynote Address: CJ Pascoe (University of Oregon)

10:30-10:45 a.m. | Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 p.m. | Session One (choose one)

  • Workshop: Understanding the Architecture of Adolescent Masculinities in Facilitating a Gender Transformative Program for Male Youth
    Debb Hurlock (Creative Theory Consulting Inc.)
    Deinera ​​​​​​ Exner-Cortens (University of Calgary)
  • Oral Presentation: Understanding Men’s Health: Associations Between Masculine Norms, Health Behaviors, and Psychological Help Seeking
    “Men, Masculine Norms, and Attitudes Toward Psychological Help Seeking,” Alicia Vasquez, Chris Reimer and Dawn M. Salgado (Pacific University)
    “The Influence of Masculinity and Athletic Identity on Attitudes Towards Psychological Help-Seeking,” April Anderson and Dawn M. Salgado (Pacific University)
    “Associations Between Masculine Norms and Men’s Health-Related Risk and Protective Behaviors,” Brianna Johnson and Dawn M. Salgado (Pacific University)
    “Man Enough to Ask: Homohysteria and Attitudes Towards Help Seeking Among Men,” Kelly Bjordahl and Dawn M. Salgado (Pacific University)

12:15-1:30 p.m. | Poster Session and Lunch (provided)

  • “Masculinity in Practice: The Impact of the Masculine Experience on the Creation of Political Discourse,” Olivia Barrows (Pacific University)
  • “An Integrative Review: Association Between Masculinity and Youth Bullying Perpetration,” Hyunjune Lee (Case Western Reserve University)
  • “Surrey Jacks: A Violent Protest Masculinity,” Harpreet Kaur Mander (McGill University)
  • “How Words Keep Colonial Ideologies Alive: The Heteropatriarchy Sustained Through Language,” Jeana Moody (Oregon State University)
  • “Storied Lives, Unpacked Narratives, and Intersecting Experiences: A Phenomenological Examination of Self-Identifying LGBTQ Public School Educators,” Robert J. Bizjak (Concordia University)
  • “‘Masculinity’ and its Impact on the Healing and Recovery of Male Sexual Assault Survivors,” Megan Soucy, Christopher S. Reigeluth and Asani Seawell (Pacific University)
  • “The Influence of Masculinities on Adolescent Immigrant Mental Health,” Brenda Taylor and Christopher S. Reigeluth (Pacific University)
  • “The Overlooked and Frequently Unacknowledged Struggles of Boys with Eating Disorders,” Katherine Castaing, Christopher S. Reigeluth and Katherine Elder (Pacific University)
  • “When ‘Questioning Masculinity’ Fails: A Critique of Men’s Feminist Organizing in Turkey,” Çağlar Çetin-Ayşe (Stony Brook University)
  • “The Premise of Manhood: The Unrealized Consequences of a Culture of Masculinity,” Carlee Giordano (Saginaw Valley State University)

1:30-3 p.m. | Session Two (choose one)

  • Oral Presentation: Promoting Positive Masculinities Among Adolescent Boys: Exploring the WiseGuyz Program (Discussant: Lana Wells)
    “Learning from the WiseGuyz Training Institute: Preparing Adults to Facilitate Gender-Transformative Programs with Adolescent Males,” Debb Hurlock (University of Calgary)
    “‘You Have to Play the Long-Game’: Men Engaging Boys in Positive Masculinities Through Gender-Transformative Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships Education,” Caroline Claussen (University of Calgary)
  • “Outcomes of the WiseGuyz Program: A Summary of Visual, Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation Findings,” Deinera Exner-Cortens (University of Calgary)
  • Workshop: Engaging Men in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: The Men’s Center Approach
    Jon Davies (McKenzie River Men’s Center)
    Trevor Irish (University of Oregon)
    Tibor Besskó (Churchill High School)
    Kyndl Woodlee (University of Oregon)
  • Oral Presentation: Dads and Bods: Early Adulthood Masculinities
    “Trusting Men with Children: Gatekeeping and Gender Essentialism in the Realm of Childcare," Taylor Orth (Stanford University)​​ 
    “In Isolation: Stay-At-Home Fathers and Masculinities,” Aundrea Snitker (Warner Pacific University)
    “Masculinity as Somatechnology: Identifying the ‘Seams and Sutures’ of the Body Through ‘Male Enhancement’ Discourse,” Jen Thomas (Simon Fraser University)

3-3:15 p.m. | Break

3:15-4:45 p.m. | Session Three (choose one)

  • Professional Development Workshop: Engaging Men in Violence Prevention, Gender Equity and Healthy Masculinities Learning Collaborative: Successes, Tensions and Next Steps
    Lana Wells, Caroline Claussen and Debb Hurlock (University of Calgary)
  • Oral Presentation: #MeToo Movement and Masculinities
    “Measuring Masculinities: Using Community-Engaged Research Methods to Expand Gender Attitudes Measurement in Sexual Violence Prevention,” Heather L. McCauley (Michigan State University)
    “#HowIWillChange: Engaging Men and Boys in the #MeToo Movement,” Morgan E. PettyJohn, Finneran K. Muzzey and Heather L. McCauley (Michigan State University)
  • Workshop: A Different Kind of Empathy: Broadening Our Understanding of What it Means to be Relational When Working with Men and Boys
    Peter Mortola (Lewis and Clark College)

4:45-5 p.m. | Break

5-5:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks and Conference Reflections

5:30 p.m. | Soirée Hosted by the Pacific University Center for Gender Equity