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Michael Kimmel - examines gender, masculinity and relationships in American society

Michael Kimmel

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 9, 2007) – Maybe it’s discussing Politics of Manhood or The Gendered Society that provokes high audience interest in acclaimed author and educator Michael Kimmel.

With previous feedback from his talks like, “I’ve never seen such a large audience of students turn out for a speaker – and be so completely involved during the entire presentation” (College of New Jersey faculty member), Tidewater Community College’s Women’s Center may have a full house for its first 2007-08 guest speaker, Dr. Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Kimmel will discuss Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at TCC's Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium.  He has garnered international attention for his works such as Manhood in America: A Cultural History, The Politics of Manhood and The Gendered Society.


This free, public event launches The Women's Center's annual lecture series, this year around the theme of Women and Relationships. For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122, or The Women’s Center, 822-1349, or visit

For a map and driving directions, click on campus maps.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit