Michael Kimmel biography and facts

Professor from United States of America

Michael Scott Kimmel (born February 26, 1951 in New York City) is an American sociologist, specializing in gender studies. He holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Stony Brook University in New York and is the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and Masculinities. Kimmel is a spokesperson of The National Organization For Men Against Sexism (NOMAS). Kimmel earned a B.A. with distinction from Vassar College in 1972; an M.A. from Brown University in 1974; and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 with a dissertation titled: Absolutism and its Discontents: Fiscal Crisis and Political Opposition in Seventeenth Century France and England. Before joining the Stony Brook University faculty in 1987, Kimmel worked as assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers University from 1982 to 1986 as well as visiting assistant professor at New York University. He returned to his alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley, where he was visiting professor from 1992 to 1994. In the academic year 1992–1993, he was voted "Best Professor" on campus by the The Daily Californian. Kimmel is considered a leading figure in the academic subfield  ( Wikipedia )


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Michael Scott Kimmel
Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America
Amy Aronson
Author, Professor


Company Job title From To
State University of New York at Stony Brook


Institution From To
Brown University
University of California, Berkeley
Vassar College

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