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 [...]