Dr. Armato is an Associate Lecturer and the Sociology Undergraduate Director as well as the Social Science Program Director.  Dr. Armato’s research interests include the intersections of gender, power, and violence.  He is particularly interested in the complex but often subtle ways through which masculinity gets privileged in the world. His attention is increasingly drawn to how privilege is reproduced and challenged in higher education, especially how academic practices produce academic masculinity, a class-, race-, and sexuality-based notion of masculinity that stands in contradistinction to women inside the academy and men and women outside of the academy.

Research Interests

  • Gender (through intersectional lens)
  • Specific focus on men & masculinities and how masculinities are associated with power/authority, how masculinities get promoted through explicit and tacit means in institutional settings

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