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Cliff Leek Program Director
Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities


Areas of Expertise
Global Governance, Human Rights, International Development, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Post 2015 Development Agenda, Violence Against Women, Women’s Rights

Cliff Leek is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University (SUNY), a Program Director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, and a Research Fellow at Catalyst Inc. He is writing his dissertation on the inter-organizational dynamics between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking to engage men and boys in gender justice work and more traditional feminist NGOs. Cliff is also a founding editor of the Masculinities 101 blog.

Recent Publications
Forthcoming – Leek, Cliff. “Mechanisms of Cumulative Advantage among NGOs Engaging Men in Violence Prevention.” Journal of Men’s Studies.

2014 – Kimmel, Michael and Leek, Cliff. “’There is a GunMAN on Campus’: Including Identity in Mass Shooting Discourse” in Gun Violence in Public Life. Edited by Ben Agger and Tim Luke: Paradigm Publishers.

2014 – Leek, Cliff and Kimmel, Michael. “Conceptualizing Intersectionality in Super-ordination: Masculinities, Whitenesses, and Dominant Classes” in The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender. Edited by Shirley Jackson: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Updated March, 2015