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Educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the fields of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars, and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. He is co-founder (1993) of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics. MVP is the first "bystander" program in the domestic and sexual violence prevention field; Katz is one of the key architects of the bystander approach. Since 1997, he and his colleagues have trained and implemented bystander intervention training in all major branches of the US military. Dr. Katz is also the creator and co-creator of educational videos for college and high school students, including Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity (2000), Wrestling With Manhood (2002) and Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol (2004). His first book, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, was published by Sourcebooks in 2006. His most recent book is entitled Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood (Interlink Books, 2013).