Josep M. Armengol talk on old age and Covid-19 pandemic

Last week, Josep M. Armengol talked with the Laboratorio filosófico sobre la pandemia y el antropoceno and shared some reflections on the covid-19 pandemic and its relationship and effects on the social and cultural role of old people. You can watch his invervention (in Spanish) here.

Video: Aging in Marginalized Communities (UCTV)

You can now access this YouTube video offered by the University of California Television (UCTV) on Aging in Marginalized Communities.

In the video, María Marquine, PhD shares research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults age 50+, noting the differential impact by race/ethnicity in the US. Lauren Brown, PhD discusses the unique stress experience of black older adults. Recorded on 10/22/2021. 

00:00 - Start

00:15 - Introduction - Lisa Eyler

03:40 - Healthy Aging in Marginalized Communities - María Marquine

24:07 - Measuring More Than Exposure: Does Appraisal Matter for Black-White Differences in Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults? - Lauren Brown

47:13 - Q&A

Men in Movement, V | Masculinities and Feasible Futures

Josep M. Armengol and Roberta Maierhofer took part in the international conference Men in Movement (Masculinities and Feasible Futures) held in Barcelona last week. You can see their interventions and more here.

Mascage Spring Seminar Series

We just uploaded the recordings of the three online seminars held by MASCAGE in Spring. You can watch them below. We hope you enjoy them!

Seminar 1

Seminar 2 Part 1 Part 2

Seminar 3

Call for Papers: Age and Gender in Popular Culture

Our team at the University of Graz are publishing an edited volume following their symposium in June on Age and Gender in Popular Culture.
Since the reality of our lives is shaped by processes of globalization and digitization, whereby social spaces are culturally diverse and digitally networked, the question arises as to whether digital technologies enable or impede (inter)cultural exchange and global communication with regard to the perception of age(s) and gender in the context of popular culture. This edidet volume will pay particular attention to cultural and media consumption, such as music and film, as well as cultural representations in contemporary American and European literary works. In this context, gender- specific experiences of men and women and their attitudes towards ageing in relation to media and music consumption will be compared to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary and changing representations of age and ageing in order to integrate age(s) into the human image.

Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to:
• Cultural representation of gender and age/aging in popular music
• Cultural representation of gender and age/aging in contemporary American and European film and literature
• Gender-specific experience and attitudes towards age/ageing in relation to music and media consumption
• Contemporary and changing representation of age/aging as well as of gender in popular culture
• Experience of digital transformation in different life stages and age phases

Abstracts of 300 words for chapter proposals should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 October, 2021. Please, include a short biography of 100 words or less. We ask for your finished chapters of 6.000 to 6.500 words including references by 1 February, 2022. The publication forms part of the Elisabeth-List-Fellowship Program for Gender Studies at the University of Graz. It will be published by transcript, Bielefeld, in the Aging Studies Series and will go through a double-blind peer-review.

Introduction to volume on Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction now available

José María Armengol's introductory chapter to the collective volume with Palgrave on Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction is now available in Open Access here, and also attached to this publication. The full volume will be available soon. We hope you like it.


UCLM will teach a groundbreaking MA in Masculinity Studies


The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) will be at the forefront of the analysis of masculinities in Spain with the opening of a new training program focused on this area of gender studies. Starting next October, the university will offer a Master's Degree in Masculinities Studies, a pioneering degree that focuses on men in order to complete the perspective of analysis of gender studies, which have mostly focused on women.

Its promoters recall that "most universities already have undergraduate and graduate programs in Women's Studies and/or Gender Studies. However, the historical origins and political sensitivities of these programs have meant that most gender studies (faculty, students and researchers) have been carried out by women and about women". Faced with this reality, the new master's degree assumes the growing interest in masculinity studies in the scientific community dedicated to this field.

Directed by UCLM professor José María Armengol, the curriculum includes subjects that address issues such as gender violence, communication, advertising, culture and fatherhood from the perspective of masculinities. The program, which will be taught online, is organised in a total of eighty-eight credits, sixty of which are compulsory.

The pre-registration period will be open from July 18 to September 24, while enrollment can be formalised between September 27 and October 1. The course, which initially offers fifty places, will run from October 4, 2021 to May 27, 2022.

For further information, please visit the Master's website ( or e-mail its director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..