journal articles

“The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: ‘best practices’ for survivor support and gender violence prevention education on college campuses,” (2022), with Eriksen, S., Chib, S., Cortez-Barba, Y.,  Rayburn, P., and Aldridge, L. Women and Therapy, Vol. 45, Issue 1.

“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

“Credit Where it is Due: gender violence prevention education as a leadership issue,” (forthcoming), A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership, DeFrank-Cole, L., and Tan, S., Eds.

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 university, college, and high school students.


Violence Against Jacinda Ardern and Other Women Political Leaders is an Attack on Democracy Itself (Ms. Magazine, 1-31-23)

How We Avoid the Rise of Another Andrew Tate, Part 2 (Ms. Magazine, 1-9-23)

Andrew Tate as a Teachable Moment, Part 1 (Ms. Magazine, 1-4-23)

White Men are the Last Best Hope for Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate Runoff (Ms. Magazine, 12-2-22)

Media Coverage Misses the Gender Issues at the Heart of Mass Shootings (Ms. Magazine, 11-21-22)

Why Young Men Who Support Reproductive Justice Need to Get Out and Vote (Ms. Magazine, 11-1-22)

Will There Be Violence if Trump is Indicted? Notes on the Gendered Subtext (Ms. Magazine, 9-21-22)

The January 6 Committee Debunks Heroic Myth of the Insurrection (Ms. Magazine, 7-21-22)

Pro Sports Can Help to ‘Denormalize’ Sexual Violence, w/Gail Dines, (Ms. Magazine, 6-2-22)

White Masculinity and the Buffalo Massacre (Ms. Magazine, 5-17-22)

Vladimir Putin, Right-Wing American Masculinity and the Russian Attack on Ukraine (Ms. Magazine, 3-4-22)

NFL Sends Mixed Messages about Gender Violence with Super Bowl Halftime Lineup, w/Byron Hurt, (Ms. Magazine, 2-10-22)

White Masculinity and the January 6 Insurrection,(Ms. Magazine, 1-5-22)

“It’s On Us”: For Men, the Texas Anti-Abortion Law Should be a Wakeup Call, (Ms. Magazine, 9-30-21)

First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Gender Justice, Feminist Backlash and the Future of Women’s Leadership, (Ms. Magazine, 9-1-21)

The Ms. Q & A: Jackson Katz on Performative Patriotism, White Masculinity, and the Future of the Republican Party (Ms. Magazine, 1-8-21)

Progress in Gender Violence Prevention Begins When the Trump Presidency Ends (Ms. Magazine, 11-25-20)

What Donald Trump Understands About American Men (Ms. Magazine, 10-22-20)

Boxing Metaphors and the Importance of Gender in the Trump-Biden Debate (Ms. Magazine, 9-30-20)

Bad Cops and Bystanders: How Male-Dominated Cultures Keep Men Silent (Ms. Magazine, 6-17-20)

Donald Trump and the Tragedy of Failed “Masculine” Leadership (Ms. Magazine, 5-19-20)

Trump and the “Nasty,” “Horrid” Women Reporters, with Jean Kilbourne (Ms. Magazine, 4-23-20)

Unmasking Donald Trump, with Jean Kilbourne (Ms. Magazine, 4-13-20)

Trump Giving Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom Was Controversial and Fitting (NBC News: Think, 2-4-20)

Boston Radio Host Gave Trump the Nickname “Pocahontas” to Ridicule  Elizabeth Warren (Medium, 2-10-20)

If the Democrats Aren’t Careful, Trump Might Get The Last Laugh (Medium, 12-26-20)

The Masculinity Politics of Impeachment (Medium, 11-19-19)

Andrew Luck, 21st Century Manhood, and The Pain Principle (Medium, 9-10-19)

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)

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)

“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)

“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

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

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

To order MVP Playbooks

Print and podcast interviews with Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz interviewed on The Guardian UK podcast Today in Focus: Men! What can you do to help fight misogyny? (3-23-21)

The Ms. Q & A: Jackson Katz on Performative Patriotism, White Masculinity, and the Future of the Republican Party (w/Jeremy Earp, Ms. Magazine, 1-8-21)

John Michael Antonio Interview with author Dr. Jackson Katz (Feminine Collective, 9-18-19, then Good Men Project)

The Ms. Q & A: Dr. Jackson Katz is Taking on the Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump and U.S. Politics at Large (Ms. Magazine, 7-9-18)

Harvard Edcast: Ask More of Him, with Jill Anderson. 2-28-18

The Unexpected Silver Lining of Donald Trump’s Misogyny: “It’s a Teachable Moment, On Steroids.” Salon interviews Jackson Katz, 10-27-16.

It’s the Masculinity, Stupid: an interview with Jackson Katz on the the throwback allure of Donald Trump (full-length version)

A Certain Kind of President: on the politics of masculinity (Foreword Reviews interviews Jackson Katz, 5-19-16)

Jackson interviewed about the 2016 gender gap on The Leslie Marshall Radio Show.  (8-30-16)

Jackson interviewed by Ralph Nader on his show:  (6-11-16)

The Media Education Foundation – Lessons from Steubenville: An Interview with Jackson Katz, Part 1.

The Media Education Foundation – Lessons from Steubenville: An Interview with Jackson Katz, Part 2.

Interview/profile with the “ex-football star on a mission to end sexual violence” (Elle Magazine, 7-23-14)

An Interview with Educator, Activist, and Author Jackson Katz – American Men’s Studies Association Newsletter (Late Winter 2013, Volume 3, Issue 1).

The Feminist Wire’s Feminists We Love: Jackson Katz

Fifteen Years after Columbine We’re Still Asking the Wrong Questions

A Certain Kind of President: On the Politics of Masculinity (Foreword Reviews)

Joan Tabachnick “Engaged Bystander” Interview with Jackson Katz, Part 1

Joan Tabachnick “Engaged Bystander” Interview with Jackson Katz, Part 2

Interviews by Jackson Katz


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