Dr. Thomas Keith teaches philosophy and gender studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Claremont Graduate University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2001. Dr. Keith specializes in American philosophy and pragmatism with an emphasis on issues of race, class, and gender.
In 2008 and 2011 respectively, Dr. Keith wrote, directed, and produced the bestselling Media Education Foundation films, Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture, and, The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men, which are used in classrooms around the world. His film “The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change” was released in October, 2015. In 2019, Dr. Keith released the film BULLIED, which enjoyed a successful film festival run, garnering 12 international film awards including a New York Film Award and a Los Angeles Film Award for best-picture in the documentary feature category. Bullied is now available on Tubi TV and other digital platforms for viewing.
In 2017, Keith’s book, Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture: An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity (Taylor & Francis) was released, and this past December, Keith’s new book, The Bro Code: The Fallout of Raising Boys to Objectify and Subordinate Women (Taylor & Francis) was released.
Dr. Keith also works with School on Wheels in Southern California, providing tutoring and mentoring to children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters.
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