Men's Studies Events at H-SC

QEP Symposium: Race and Gender

The Other U.S. War Hero, QEP Symposium

Co-sponsored by Men's Studies and the Wilson Center for Leadership

In the history of the United States, military heroism has become a key component in constructing a national narrative of victory and patriotism, often strengthening what it means to be a U.S. citizen both historically and contemporarily. Through the lens of "hero-making," this symposium will investigate the different experiences of "other" groups-gendered, sexual, and racial minorities-and their contributions in U.S. wars in the 20th and 21st centuries. As we will see, these minorities have critiqued, resisted, and expanded U.S. notions of heroism and militarism.  This symposium will explore the politics surrounding hero-making, challenge some conventional wisdom on war heroes, and question notions of citizenship that might be grounded in a "citizen-soldier" framework. Ultimately, it will present an alternative view of the U.S. war hero, which speaks to the growing changes in the demographics of the U.S. armed forces and larger U.S. nation. 

Tuesday, February 17

Masculine Impossibilities & Migrational Hero-Makings:  Japanese America & WWII
Jeffrey Yamashita & Terumi Raffarty-Osaki
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, February 18

3rd Annual Reveley Lecture
In the Image of Robert Moton: the Tuskegee Airmen
Lacy Ward, Jr.
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 19

The Changing Face of the Navy: Lifting the Boundaries to Women
CAPT Donna M. Looney
Crawley Forum, 4:15 PM

Leadership Perspectives: Reflections on Race and Gender
Dr. Christopher Howard, Col. Jerry Carter USMC, &  LTC Kim Elniff
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM

H-SC at the International Conference on Masculinities, 2015

Six representatives from Hampden-Sydney spoke and presented research at the International Conference on Masculinities in New York City in early March. The theme of the conference, which was co-hosted by the American Men's Studies Association, was "Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality." Read more...


Masculinity and Creativity QEP Symposium, 2014