Boyhood Studies CFP

Young Lee Discussion


An Interdisciplinary Journal


Call for Papers


EDITOR: Michael R.M. Ward, Swansea University


Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies.


Some interesting discussions could be:

• What are the changing dynamics of young masculinities within a globalised world?

• How are boys and young men coping with a post-industrial society?

• What are the expanding roles of education in boys and young men’s lives?

• How do interactions and relationships with girls, young women, sisters, mothers, grandmothers shape boyhood and boys’ lives?

• How do older men reflect back on boyhood?

• How do the intersections of class, gender, ‘race’ and ethnicity combine with other factors in boys and young men’s lives such as sexuality, disability, place?

• Does the term ‘toxic masculinity’ impact on boys and young men? Is it a helpful term, or a phrase to cause confusion and anger?


Other questions and topics of interest might include: young fathers; nationalism; bodies; technologies; belonging; methods or methodologies for conducting research with boys and young men; strategies for engaging boys and young men in gender equality; feminist boys; trans-identities; boys and (post) feminisms; folklore; mythology; poetics of “male development”; son-parent and male student-teacher relations; young sexualities; as well as representations of boyhoods within film, music, the arts and across temporalities, geographies, and cultures.



Article submissions are accepted continually, and all authors are encouraged to contribute.


Submissions and inquiries should be sent to the Editors, at


Full submissions information, including the style guide, can be found at: