Author of ‘Guyland’ to visit Lock Haven

Press release
Meghan Mausteller

Michael Kimmel, sociologist and author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2008), is coming to Lock Haven on November 4 to give a presentation.

Three LHU students who attended the 2015 PASSHE Women’s Consortium Undergraduate Leadership Institute at the McKeever Environmental Center organized Dr. Kimmel’s visit. As part of their scholarship, the students are asked to host a campus-wide event sharing what they learned at the Leadership Institute.  The 2015 scholarship recipients, Felicia Baker, Diosanny Rivera and Meghan Mausteller, are bringing Kimmel to campus. The President’s office and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) funded their attendance at the Leadership Institute.

Dr. Kimmel will be speaking about his book, Guyland. In his speech, Kimmel will discuss why young adults today take longer to transition to a complete adulthood.  He refers to the time in between being a teenager and an adult as “Guyland.”  In his book, Kimmel references over 400 interviews with young people to help understand why young adults today, particularly “guys,” spend so much time in this in-between phase.

Distinguished professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, Dr. Kimmel is the author of over 20 books and has spoken at more than 300 colleges and universities.

Dr. Kimmel will present at 7 p.m. in Price Auditorium on Wednesday, November 4. Books will be available for signing and there will be a Q&A following the presentation.

Michael Kimmel’s visit is made possible through the generous support of the offices of LHU Student Auxiliary Services, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, the HOPE Center, the Women and Gender Studies Minor, the Department of Sociology and the Office of Excellence and Inclusion.  For inquiries, contact Dr. Gayatri Devi at or x2284.


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