Rogalski Center Ballroom
Jackson Katz is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the original "bystander" programs and the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics in North America.
Jackson Katz, PhD, is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well as for his pioneering work in critical media literacy. An educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, Katz is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Founded in 1993, MVP was one of the original "bystander" programs; Katz is one of the key architects of the bystander approach.
From 2000-03, Katz was a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense's Task Force on Domestic Violence in the Military. Katz's award-winning educational video Tough Guise, his featured appearances in the films Wrestling with Manhood and Spin the Bottle, and his lectures in the U.S. and around the world have brought his insights into masculinity and gender violence to millions of college and high school students as well as professionals in education, human services, public health and law enforcement. He is also the author of an influential book entitled The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. His newest book is entitled Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood.
Katz holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy and women's studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a PhD in cultural studies and education from UCLA. A native of Boston, he lives with his family in the Los Angeles area.
Sponsored by Student Affairs, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Women and Gender Studies, Ambrose Women for Social Justice, Department of Psychology.
This event is part of St. Ambrose University's Exploring Gender a year-long series investigating the social construction of gender through the arts, sciences and humanities.