Author | Filmmaker | Scholar | Activist
Internationally acclaimed lecturer
Pioneering anti-violence educator



Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.

He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military.

Katz's Viral TEDx Talk
in San Francisco

consulting services

Keynote Speaking

Jackson Katz is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has delivered thousands of lectures about a range of topics in a multitude of venues in the U.S. and around the world.

His TED talk, “Violence against Women – It’s a Men’s Issues” has been viewed more than three million times.

education Training and Consulting

Jackson Katz conducts trainings for:

  • College and university staff, faculty, and administrators
  • High school educators and administrators
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence program staff and administrators
  • Community agencies/community leaders

business Training and Consulting

Jackson Katz, Ph.D. consults across the
United States and around the world in the
business sector with special focus on:

  • Leadership training for senior executives and managers that highlights men’s increasing role in promoting gender equity in senior management.
  • “Big room” presentations to men and women employees.

Military Training and Consulting

Jackson Katz and his organization, MVP Strategies, provide a range of gender violence prevention training, presentations and consulting services to all branches of the United States Armed Forces, as well as select militaries around the world.

In 1997, Dr. Katz created and directed the first system-wide gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps, the first such program.

Katz, Maria Shriver and the 2016 Election

new Book

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the
Politics of Presidential Masculinity
By Jackson Katz, Ph.D.
An elucidating, nuanced study of gender and feminist dynamics perfect for our current political moment.
-Kirkus Reviews (*Starred Review)
Published 2016 • 6" x 9" • 320 pages


His is a message college students need to hear, especially male students who think violence against women is a woman’s problem, and women who think it is unfashionable to adopt a feminist stance.

-Dr. Diane Bell
College of the Holy Cross

Jackson Katz stunned and delighted his audience of over one thousand students, faculty, and townspeople…his blend of scholarship and personal experience, of humor and grim seriousness.

-Dr. James Skinner
Presbyterian College, South Carolina

Violence prevention begins with a fearless look at the cultural factors that encourage violence, especially school violence. Tough Guise needs to be watched by every high school and middle school student in America.

-Mary Atwater
Jefferson County, Colorado