journal articles

“Bystander training as leadership training: notes on the origins, philosophy and pedagogy of the Mentors in Violence Prevention model” (3-15-18), Katz, J., Violence Against Women, Thousand Oaks, CA; Sage Publications.

“The social justice roots of the Mentors in Violence Prevention model, and its application in a high school setting” (2011), with Heisterkamp, A. and Fleming, M., in Banyard, V and Potter, S. (Eds.) Bystander Special Issue, Violence Against Women, v.17, #6, June. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Reconstructing masculinity in the locker room: The Mentors in Violence Prevention Project. (1995). Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 65, No. 2, Summer.

More than a few good men: Strategies for inspiring boys and young men to be allies in anti-sexist education. (1998) Working Papers Series. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Research on Women.

Book chapters

From Rush Limbaugh to Donald Trump: conservative talk radio and the defiant reassertion of white male authority (December, 2017) In G. Dines, J. Humez, W. Yousman and L. Bindig (Eds.) Gender, race and class in media: A critical reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Big Talkers: Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio, and the Defiant Reassertion of White Male Authority (2015) In G. Dines & J. Humez (Eds.), Gender, race and class in media: A critical reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


“Engaging Men in Prevention of Violence Against Women,” (2015), Johnson, H., Fisher, B.S., & Jacquier, V. (eds.) in Critical Issues on Violence Against Women: international perspectives and promising strategies, Abington, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge. pp. 233-243.

“Not So Nice Jewish Boys: notes on violence and the construction of Jewish-American masculinity in the late 20th and early-21st centuries,” (2010), Brod, H. and Zevitz, S. (eds.) in Brother Keepers: new perspectives on Jewish masculinity.  Harriman, Tennessee: Men’s Studies Press, pp. 57-74

“It’s The Masculinity, Stupid: A cultural studies analysis of media, the presidency, and pedagogy,” in Handbook on Cultural Politics and Education, Leonardo, Z. (ed.)  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (2010), pp. 477-507.

“Advertising and the Construction of Violent White Masculinity: From BMWs to Bud Light,” (2011). In G. Dines and J. Humez, (Eds.) Gender, Race and Class in Media: a critical reader. (SECOND EDITION) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 261-269.

“Politics is a Contact Sport: Media, Sports Metaphors and Presidential Masculinity,” (2009), in Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches, Hammer, R. and Kellner, D., eds., New York: Peter Lang, pp. 537-555.

“The Frontrunner Failed to Throw a Knockout Punch: Sports Metaphors, Masculinities, and Presidential Politics,” (2011) in Learning Culture Through Sport, (Volume Two). Spickard-Prettyman, S. and Lampman, B., eds., Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Boys Are Not Men: Notes on Working with Adolescent Males in Juvenile Detention. (2001). In D. Sabo, T. Kupers, & W. London (Eds.), Prison Masculinities.   Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Advertising and the Construction of Violent White Masculinity: From Eminem to Clinique for Men. (2003). In G. Dines & J. Humez (Eds.), Gender, Race and Class in Media: A Text Reader. (Second edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Pornography and Men’s Consciousness. (2000). In M. Adams, W. Blumenfeld, R. Castaneda, H. Hackman, M. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice. New York: Routledge.

The sounds of silence: Notes on the personal politics of men’s leadership in gender violence prevention education. (2000). In N. Lesko (Ed.), Masculinities at school. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Masculinity and sports culture. (1996) In R. Lapchick (Ed.), Sport in society: Equal opportunity or business as usual? Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Advertising and the construction of violent white masculinity. (1995). In G. Dines & J. Humez (Eds.), Gender, race and class in media: A text reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Working with male student-athletes. (1993). In A. Parrot, N. Cummings & T. Marchell (Eds.), Rape 101: Sexual assault prevention for college athletes. Learning Publications.

Rethinking private pleasure: Pornography and men’s consciousness. (1992). In Empathy: Concepts of male and female power, Vol. 3 No. 2. Columbia., S.C.: Gay and Lesbian Advocacy Research Project, Inc.

Katz’s books, articles and videos have played an important role in the education of tens of millions of college and high school students.


Chris Cuomo’s Response to “Fredo” Slur Has Lessons for Democrats (Medium, 8-23-19)

How Hollywood Men Can Lead #AskMoreOfHim Campaign (with Jennifer Siebel Newsom) Hollywood Reporter 3-2-18

Why more men don’t stick up for women who are being sexually harassed (Motto/Time Magazine, 10-24-17)

Men have a responsibility to women, girls and other males to end sexism (San Francisco Chronicle, 10-17-17)

Ten Must-Read Books About Donald Trump and the Politics of White Male Identity in 2016 (HuffPo 1-12-17)

Trump’s Election Raises Fear of Increased Violence Against Women (HuffPo 11-15-16)

White Men Face Historic Day of Decision (HuffPo 11-8-16)

A Plea to Men in the 2016 election (with Jennifer Siebel Newsom) ATTN, 10-28-16

Why the president’s “manhood” matters (HuffPo 10-18-16)

It’s the Masculinity, Stupid: Jackson Katz on the throwback appeal of Donald Trump (abridged version) (HuffPo 10-02-16)

Trump plays the ‘man card’ because it’s the only way he can win (HuffPo 4-29-16)

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Sexual Miseducation of Boys (HuffPo 2-19-15)

Let’s Stop Calling Cosby’s Victims his ‘Accusers’ (Women’s e-News, 1-21-15)

Pro Football Already Plays a Role in Domestic Violence Prevention (HuffPo 9-16-14)

Rice Video Accelerates Cultural Shift on Men’s Violence (HuffPo 9-14-14)

It Takes a Campus to Stop Assaults (Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2014)

President Obama Models Men’s Leadership in Halting Sexual Assault (HuffPo 1-28-14)

Here’s Why We Need to Talk to Men About Violence Against Women (The Shriver Report, 10-7-13)

Conservatives Mock Eve Ensler on Right-Wing Talk Radio (HuffPo 7-10-13)

The Masculinity Politics of the Rand Paul Filibuster (HuffPo 3-22-13)

Newtown and Old Analysis at The New York Times (HuffPo, 1-10-13)

After Newtown, besides guns, let’s talk about gender (with Jennifer Siebel Newsom) San Jose Mercury News, 12-19-12

Memo to Media: Manhood, Not Guns or Mental Illness, Should be Central in Newtown Shooting  (HuffPo 12-18-12)

Romney and Kid Rock: An Unholy Alliance.  (Voice Male Magazine, 11-2-12)

“Senator McMahon” Sounds Like an Outlandish WWE Story-Line (HuffPo, 10-22-12)

“Romney’s Response to Rush’s Misogyny Illustrates Need for Bystander Education” March 24, 2012

Romney Trawls for White Working-Class Votes in New Hampshire on Howie Carr Show (HuffPo 1-9-12)

Romney, Gingrich and the Two Versions of Ronald Reagan (HuffPo, 12-16-11)

“There are Victims in the Penn State Tragedy, Not ‘Accusers,’ ” Nov. 18, 2011

“DSK’s Alleged Victim Should Not Be Called His ‘Accuser,’ ” August 20, 2011

Rush Limbaugh Scrambles to Un-Man Obama After Osama Bin Laden Killing (HuffPo 5-13-11)

 “What to Say to Boys and Young Men About Big Ben” (2011)

“Teachable Moment in Tucson: Guns, Mental Illness and Masculinity” (2011)

“Mel Gibson and a Teachable Moment About Rape in Celebrity Media Culture.” (2010)

“Linda McMahon Smacks Down Women” (2010)

“John Lennon on Fatherhood, Feminism and Phony Tough Guy Posturing” (2010)

“Eminem, Misogyny and the Sounds of Silence” (2009)

Rush Limbaugh and the Mobilization of White Male Anger in the Health Care Debate  (HuffPo, 11-8-09)

Men Missing in News Coverage of Sexual Violence in Congo (HuffPo 9-22-09)

Coverage of “School Shootings” Avoids the Central Issue (October 13, 2006). Dallas Morning News, pp. 21A.

When You’re Asked About The Kobe Bryant Case. (2003). See PDF File

Friar’s Club Honors Larry Flynt and Dishonors Us (2003). See PDF File

8 Reasons Eminem’s Popularity is a Disaster for Women (2002). See PDF File

The Price Women Pay for Boys Being Boys. (2001, May 13). Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, pp. D7.

When You’re Asked About Eminem. (2001). See PDF File

XFL Degrading to Men and Women. (2001, February 18). New York Daily News, Sunday, pp.86.

with Sut Jhally. Put the Blame Where it Belongs: On Men. (2000, June 25). The Los Angeles Times, pp. M5

with Sut Jhally. Manhood on the Mat: The problem is not that pro wrestling makes boys violent. The real lesson of the wildly popular pseudo-sport is more insidious. (2000, February 13). Boston Globe, E1.

More Than A Few Good Men (1999, December 1). The University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Vol 151, No. 57.

with Sut Jhally. The national conversation in the wake of Littleton is missing the mark. (1999, May 2). Boston Globe.

Time for Male Athletes to Step Forward. (1996). ESPNET SportsZone. October 29.

Articles and reports

Jordan Peterson: Critical commentaries on XY Online

Now masculinity is in crisis (The World Today, Chatham House, December 2017-January 2018)

Penn State: The Mother of All Teachable Moments for the Bystander Approach” (December 2011). National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Building a Big Tent Approach to Ending Men’s Violence (2003). Building Partners Initiative. United States Department of Justice.

with Jeremy Earp. Tough Guise Teacher’s Guide Online: A companion to the college and high school versions of the video, Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity. (1999). Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation.

Checklist: 10 things men can do to end men’s violence against women. (1996). In D. Goelman, F. Lehrman & R. Valente (Eds.), The impact of domestic violence on your legal practice: A lawyer’s handbook. Washington, D.C.: American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence.

Men, masculinities, and media: Some introductory notes. (Spring , 1999). Research Report, Wellesley Centers for Women, Vol. 2, No. 2.

with Sut Jhally. Big Trouble, Little Pond: Reflections on the Meaning of the Campus Pond Rapes. (2001, Winter Issue). UMass Magazine, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, pp. 26-31.

Educational curricula

Jackson Katz is the author of most of the educational materials used in the MVP Strategies training program. These materials – in part or in whole, including scenarios and exercises – have also been used and adapted broadly in other gender violence prevention programs across North America and beyond.

  • The MVP Playbook for High School Males
  • The MVP Playbook for High School Females
  • The MVP Trainers Guide for Working with High School Males
  • The MVP Trainers Guide for Working with High School Females
  • The MVP Playbook for College Men
  • The MVP Playbook for College Women
  • The MVP Trainers Guide for Working with College Men
  • The MVP Trainers Guide for Working with College Women
  • The MVP Playbook/Trainers Guide for the U.S. Army

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"Jackson Katz is a true revolutionary and a national treasure."
Dr. Jean Kilbourne
Creator of the Killing Us Softly film series