Mandem Dont Cry Barbican event

Reflecting on fatherhood, masculinity and gender stereotypes

Dr Adom Philogene-Heron is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths University. For the Barbican Centre’s Community View programme, Adom and Elias reflected upon the Mandem Don’t Cry event in March and answered questions sent in about the complexities of modern masculinity. Watch the discussion below.

Adom’s PhD research explored the complex kinship trajectories of men – as sons, lovers, fathers and grandfathers – in the Commonwealth of Dominica. He curates the ‘Fathermen’ blog which stands as the extroverted twin to this project. Currently, Adom is Principal Investigator on Caribbean Cyclone Cartography, a 3-year ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund project that seeks to map the social histories and futures of hurricane recovery in Dominica.

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