Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies
Stony Brook University
With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013. A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Michael has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities, and high schools. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe, and he has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men.
He consults widely with corporations, NGOs, and public sector organizations on gender equity issues. Michael was recently called “the world’s most prominent male feminist” in The Guardian newspaper in London.