What does it mean to be a man? What is the relationship between masculinity, patriarchy, colonialism and capitalism? This course will attempt to answer these questions by exploring aspects of men and masculinity through the frameworks of postcolonial, queer, intersectional and transnational theory. We will study academic and non-academic forms of writing, engage with various media texts, and be critically self-reflexive of various articulations of power. The course will explore and connect the importance of talking about masculinities in relation to gender, women and sexuality studies, so that we can productively engage with feminist discussions and actions for positive social change in the world we live in.