Dr. Jackson Katz

World-leading Gender Violence Educator-Activist

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and scholar-activist who is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking work in sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention, as well as his pioneering contributions to media literacy education. He is also one of the world’s leading experts on the role of masculinity in politics – especially presidential politics.

Katz’s dynamic and engaging multimedia presentations have long played an important role in the education of college students. His lectures combine cutting-edge and highly topical analysis of gender, culture, & politics with a call to action – especially for men. Since the 1990s he has been a go-to speaker for campus programmers who want to reach men – including men in athletics and Greek life — with a message that is simultaneously provocative, affirmative, and inspiring.

An acclaimed orator and lecturer, Katz has appeared on thousands of campuses in all fifty states, eight Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica. His iconic TEDx talk, Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue, has more than 5.5 million total views.

Dr. Katz is also the creator and co-founder of the mixed-gender, multiracial Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention initiatives in North America and beyond, and the first major program of its kind in the college and professional sports culture, and all branches of the U.S. military.

His award-winning films include the classics Tough Guise 1 and 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture, The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots, and The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump.

His books include the classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help. His new book, due from Penguin Random House in fall 2024, is Every Man: Why Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue, and How You Can Make a Difference.

In the Digital Era, when new technologies of communication such as social media, YouTube and Tik Tok have opened up public discourse but have also contributed to roiling divisions around the issues of gender, sex and race, Katz’s thought-provoking presentations offer ways for students to think about identity, belonging and purpose that transcend narrow categories and encourage them to get involved in the crucial issues of our time.

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Visit his website: http://www.jacksonkatz.com