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Cliff Leek

Cliff Leek

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Information

Candelaria 2290
Office Hours
TR 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and W 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Sociology
Campus Box 142
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D. in Sociology, Stony Brook University

Professional/Academic Experience

8/2017-present: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Research/Areas of Interest

Publications/Creative Works

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Carlson, Juliana; Christopher, Allen; Leek, Cliff; Storer, Heather; Casey, Erin; and Richard M. Tolman.  Forthcoming 2016. “A Global Profile of Men Participating in Gender-Based Violence Prevention.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Leek, Cliff.  2016. “Violence as a Cultural Process.” Theory in Action, 9(4).

Leek, Cliff.  2015.  “Cumulative Advantage among NGOs Engaging Men in Violence Prevention.” The Journal of Men’s Studies, 23(2).

 Book Chapters and Edited Volumes

Kimmel, Michael and Cliff Leek.  2014. “’There is a GunMAN on Campus’: Including Identity in Mass Shooting Discourse” in Gun Violence in Public Life. Edited by Ben Agger and Tim Luke: Paradigm Publishers.

Leek, Cliff and Michael Kimmel.  2014.  “Conceptualizing Intersectionality in Super- ordination: Masculinities, Whitenesses, and Dominant Classes” in The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender. Edited by Shirley Jackson: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kimmel, Michael and The Stony Brook Sexualities Research Group (eds). Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society (2nd Ed). New York: Oxford University Press. (The Stony Brook Sexualities Research Group, of which I am a part, and Michael Kimmel are equal co-editors in this project.)

Leek, Cliff and Michael Kimmel.  2014.  “The Unbearable Whiteness of Suicide-by-Mass- Murder” in Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men’s Movement.  Northampton, MA: Interlink Books.

Leek, Cliff.  2013. “Whiter Shades of Pale: On the Plurality of Whitenesses” in Privilege:A Reader (3rd Edition). Edited by Michael Kimmel and Abby Ferber: Westview Press.

 Other Publications

Leek, Cliff.  Forthcoming.  Review of Some Men: Feminist Allies & the Movement to End Violence Against Women by Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz. Men and Masculinities, 2017: 20(2).

Gerke, Markus; Kimmel, Michael; and Cliff Leek.  Forthcoming.  “Masculinities / Men’s Studies” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Edited by Bryan Turner: Wiley.

Leek, Cliff.  2014. “Nocturnal Emissions” in The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Edited by Michael Kimmel, Christine Milrod, and Amanda Kennedy: Rowman Littlefield.

Leek, Cliff.  2014. “Scandals” in The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Edited by Michael Kimmel, Christine Milrod, and Amanda Kennedy: Rowman Littlefield.

Kimmel, Michael and Cliff Leek.  2014.  “Racism Played a Role in Elliot Rodger’s Murder Spree.” New York Daily News: May 27, 2014.

Michael Kimmel and Cliff Leek.  2012.  “The Unbearable Whiteness of Suicide-by-Mass- Murder,” Huffington Post: December 23, 2012. - Reprinted in VoiceMale Magazine, Winter 2013.

Leek, Cliff.  2012. Review of Masculinities and Other Hopeless Causes at an All-Boys Catholic School by Kevin J. Burke. Men and Masculinities, 2012: 15(5).

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