Not “man enough to call any of those players a son of a bitch to their face”

Athletes in the political vanguard against Trump? Well, live and learn. Credit: twitter In case you've been living under a rock the past week, here's a recap of events since the orange clown decided that instead of focusing on bringing relief to the recent victims of natural disasters, it's much more important to go to twitter [...]

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Some Goog Bloggin’

No, I'm not talking about my own blogging. I wish. Just wanted to recommend a few things from the blogosphere that I've read recently. Shit Academics Say spread Alison Coil's article in Wired on gender bias in research. Turns out male scientists have a hard time accepting the existence of gender bias in their own, [...]

CfP: Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

Just a quick heads-up for interested scholars: The University of Jyväskylä is this year's host for the annual Finnish gender studies conference, and the new CfP (Call for Papers) is out. The conference takes place in November, and the deadline for abstracts is September 7, so there's still plenty of time to submit. There are [...]

What’s Up with Men: SUMS 2016

I spent last week's Friday at the University of Tampere. The reason was that they hosted this year's Miestutkimuspäivät (conference on [critical*] studies on men and masculinities) and I presented a paper there. The event was organized by SUMS (the Finnish society for men's studies). The day was an interesting and fun one. Topics were [...]

Open Access Cutting Edge Environmental Research and an Update on SUMS 2016

This blog post disseminates some current research news. First, Bloomsbury has started a very cool new book project that includes offering interested readers free, open source access to current, top-level ecocritical/environmental humanities research: Here's a link to the free stuff. I personally think this is great, and can't wait to read these books. Also, it [...]

The Three Fields, Part 3: Gender

This is the final installment of the three-part series on my various research fields. The previous part on sports is available here, and the first part, on nature, here. Now, gender is a very contested concept, and one that people are likely to have their own opinions on; opinions that may differ drastically from those [...]

The Point Breaks: Extreme Environmentalism and Extreme Polyathletes

Nothing quite says "academic rigor" like a film review, so why not do just that: here are some thoughts on the 2015 remake of the 1991 cult classic Point Break. No, a movie doesn't necessarily need to be 'good' in order to become a cult classic. Quod erat demonstrandum. The original Point Break movie focused [...]