Scott Melzer, PhD joins Backchannel to discuss Masculinity & Manhood. Dr. Melzer is Professor of Sociology and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Albion College, where he teaches courses on gender, social psychology, and criminology. He Co-founded and serves as Co-Director of Albion College's Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.
His research examines men and masculinities, violence, and gun politics. He has written about men's violence against women partners, the NRA and the gun rights movement, fight clubs, men's sexual size and performance anxiety and workouts, and the breadwinner dilemmas of unemployed men and stay-at-home dads. Melzer's work focuses on how men respond when they think their status and identities are threatened.