In this episode of Roompact’s ResEdChat, Crystal sits down with Keith Edwards to discuss his new book, Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity. “Based on more than fifteen years of research, Keith E. Edwards, PhD, illuminates men’s masking, unmasking, and becoming to help men develop their own authentic masculinity. He also shares strategies to help us all better engage the men in our lives with empathy, reach them with compassion, effectively hold them accountable, and help them to become the men they aspire to be.”
Guest: Dr. Keith Edwards (he/him/his)
Keith helps transformational leaders make the complex uncomplicated for leadership, learning, and equity. Over the past 25 years, Keith has spoken and consulted at more than 300 colleges and universities, presented more than 300 programs at national conferences, and written more than 25 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, and social justice education. His research, writing, and speaking have received national awards and recognition. He is co-host of Student Affairs NOW, the premier podcast for student affairs.
Keith is the author of the book Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity, which based on more than fifteen years of research. Keith illuminates men’s masking, unmasking, and becoming to help men develop their own authentic masculinity. He also shares strategies to help us all better engage the men in our lives with empathy, reach them with compassion, effectively hold them accountable, and help them to become the men they aspire to be.
Keith co-edited the book Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education and co-authored the chapter on Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention in this book. He co-chaired ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education and co-edited the publication Beyond Compliance: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education. His TEDx Talk on preventing sexual violence has been viewed around the world.
Keith was previously the Director of Campus Life at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He was also previously an affiliate faculty member in the Leadership in Student Affairs program at the University of St. Thomas, where he taught graduate courses on diversity and social justice in higher education.
Listen to the Podcast:
Watch the Video:
- Keith’s website
- ACPA’s Coalition on Men and Masculinities
- NASPA’s Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community
- “The Mask You Live In” documentary
- MCSR (formerly Men Can Stop Rape)
- A Call to Men
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