Nov. 2 Steven McKay: “Masculinities Afloat: The Fragile Gender Projects of Filipino Migrant Sailors”

Nov. 2 Steven McKay: “Masculinities Afloat: The Fragile Gender Projects of Filipino Migrant Sailors”

Professor McKay examines the performance of masculinities among a group of men often considered exemplars of masculinity: merchant sailors. The talk explores their gender projects across liminal space (ocean-going ships) and in productive and reproductive spheres. Professor McKay is co-editor of the forthcoming New Routes for Diaspora Studies (Indiana) and working on Born to Sail? Racial Formation, Masculinity and the Making of Filipino Seafarers.

Steven McKay is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Labor Studies at UCSC.