Professor Daphne Watkins, current President of the American Men’s Studies Association, was interviewed April 24, 2014 on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” by host Michel Martin.
Martin’s interview begins: “If you’ve been on a university campus lately, you’ve probably heard about women’s studies. But what about men’s studies? It might surprise you to know that men’s studies is an academic discipline that’s been around since the early 1970s. But there is a sense among scholars that the field is not taken seriously.
“The American Men’s Studies Association is trying to change that. And you might be surprised by who is leading the charge. She is Daphne Watkins, the president of the American Men’s Studies Association. She’s the first woman and first person of color to lead the organization. We found out about that from the Chronicle of Higher Education. She’s just presided over her first national conference, and she’s with us now….”
Hear the 6 minute interview here.