College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Harry Brod

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Faculty - Professor of Sociology

Area

Sociology

Degrees

PhD (Philosophy) 1981, University of California-San Diego

Research Interests

Gender Studies, Jewish Studies, social and political theory, humanities, modern European thought, critical studies of masculinities, whitenesses and heterosexualities

Teaching Interests

Gender Studies, Jewish Studies, social and political theory, humanities, modern European thought, critical studies of masculinities, whitenesses and heterosexualities

Service

Boards of Directors: Humanities Iowa, American Men's Studies Association, Black Hawk County Family and Children's Services American Philosophical Association Committee for Public Philosophy Iowa Governor's Task Force for Responsible Fatherhood Director, Iowa Regents Universities Men's Gender Violence Prevention Institute Advisory Boards: Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men’s Development, Western Illinois University

Selected Publications

Books:

 

The Making of Masculinities: The New Men's Studies, Editor, Allen & Unwin, 1987;
Fourth Printing, Routledge, 1992.

 

A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity, Editor, The Crossing Press, 1988.

 

Hegel's Philosophy of Politics: Idealism, Identity, and Modernity, Westview Press, 1992.

 

Theorizing Masculinities, Co-Editor with Michael Kaufman, Sage Publications, 1994.

 

The Legacy of the Holocaust: Children and the Holocaust, Co-Editor with Zygmunt Mazur, Fritz H. Konig,Arnold Krammer and Wladyslaw Witalisz, Jagiellonian University Press, 2002.

 

White Men Challenging Racism: 35 Personal Stories, Co-Author with Cooper Thompson and Emmett Schaefer, Duke University Press, 2003.

  

Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity, Co-Editor with Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit, Men’s Studies Press, 2010.

           

Superman is Jewish?: How Comic Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice and the Jewish-American Way, Free Press (Simon & Schuster), 2012.  Audiobook read by Peter Berkrot, Tantor, 2012.  Running time: 8 hrs, 30 min.

 

DVD:

 

Asking For It: The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent, A lecture with Dr. Harry Brod.

            A Media Education Foundation Film.  Directed & Edited by Sut Jhally.

             http://www.mediaed.org/cgibin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=243.

Courses Taught

Men and Masculinities

Money, Sex and Power: Theories of Race, Class and Gender

Women, Men and Society

Humanities III

Office

Bartlett 1117

Phone

319-273-2693

Email

harry.brod@uni.edu

Website

http://www.harrybrod.com