Faculty Research Fellows Talk with Angelica Puzio Ferrara

Thu May 4th 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Faculty Research Fellows Talk with Angelica Puzio Ferrara

Angelica Puzio Ferrara: "Men Without Men: Solving the Crisis of Male Connection to Disrupt Patriarchy"

In many large nations around the world, men report feeling lonelier and having fewer close friends than at any other point in recorded history. In the United States, 1 out of 4 men have zero close friendships. In the United Kingdom, that number is 1 in 3. More than half of men in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada feel they cannot or will not discuss their problems with friends. Men’s lack of friendships are both shattering losses for men and their communities, as well as another way women are asked to organize their lives around the care and keeping of men. In this talk, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Angelica Ferrara describes her new book, Men Without Men (Simon & Schuster US/Penguin Random House UK), where she argues that men’s loneliness and the care required to assuage it are twenty-first century feminist issues. Drawing on communities of men who fit into and defy this alarming pattern, this discussion will highlight how men’s thinning social relationships became a project of patriarchy, and how masculinity can be remade by reimagining men’s relationships to one another. 

Angelica Puzio Ferrara is a Clayman Institute 2022-24 Postdoctoral Fellow.

Clayman Faculty Affiliates are welcome to attend the lunch seminars.  All Stanford academics are eligible to become Clayman Institute Faculty Affiliates. Please RSVP to Lea Gottlieb (lgottlie@stanford.edu) if you wish to attend.