Elwood Watson - Higher Education
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Dr. Elwood Watson
Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor of history, African American Studies, and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of several books and articles. His latest work Performing American Masculinities: The 21st Century Man in Popular Culture published by Indiana University Press.


Male Rape: The Silent Crisis

by | May 8, 2011
Most of us are aware of—or have at least heard of—shocking, horrific stories of women who h [...] Read more

Too Many Men Are Carefree About Their Health

by | April 7, 2011
Several years ago, in the late 1990s, I remember watching an HBO special where a comedian made [...] Read more

Depression In College Men and Beyond

by | March 6, 2011
Recently, I was at a conference speaking with an acquaintance who teaches at a small liberal ar [...] Read more

College Students Feeling Overwhelmed by Stress

by | February 6, 2011
For those of us who have attended college at some point in our lives, we most likely have memor [...] Read more

Domestic Violence Cuts Across Racial and Gender Lines

by | January 9, 2011
By now, most of us who follow the world of contemporary sports know that Mike Haywood was fired [...] Read more

Tiger’s Ongoing Saga

by | December 9, 2010
This most recent Thanksgiving holiday, while reading about the more serious news that has impac [...] Read more

Running In The Family

by | November 1, 2010
The old saying “like father, like son” may ring more true than many of us have been led to [...] Read more

Sex Scandals, Self-Righteousness and Sordid Revelations

by | October 4, 2010
Recently, Black America has been engulfed in a steady stream of riveting news. From Rep. Jesse [...] Read more

The Season of Racial Discontent

by | September 10, 2010
For anyone who thought the election of Barack Obama ushered in an era of post-racial harmony, s [...] Read more

Ongoing Debates Continue to Plague Black Studies

by | August 13, 2010
A recent article written by Howard University student Aleesa Mann that appeared on the website [...] Read more

Nation’s Woes Spur More Americans to Embrace Religion

by | July 15, 2010
A few weeks ago, I was baptized. The fact that I did not get baptized until my fourth decade of [...] Read more

The Multi-Faceted Dimensions of Bullying

by | June 18, 2010
Aggressive behavior is a problem that spans across all ages, socioeconomic and racial groups. I [...] Read more

Whose Adoption Is It Anyway?

by | May 20, 2010
What do Sandra Bullock, Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer and Angelina Jolie have in common? If you ar [...] Read more

Ugly Resistance Against the President Continues

by | April 29, 2010
Read the following examples: On April 15 (income tax day), more than 10,000 members of the rece [...] Read more

The Racial Politics of Miss America

by | March 19, 2010
I remember the date, September 17, 1983. I was in high school. I had just gotten off work at th [...] Read more