Michael Goebel

Lecturer [SOC S]


Dept:Sociology - LAS
Office:332 Carver
411 Morrill Rd
Ames IA
Links: Website


Michael J. Goebel is a Lecturer in the English department and Women’s and Gender Studies program at Iowa State University, and a Doctoral Candidate in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. He is currently finishing his dissertation entitled, “Beached White Male”: Imperiled Masculinity and The Great Recession, which interrogates the cultural narrative of white male decline following the economic collapse of 2008.

Michael is the recipient of the 2014 American Men’s Studies Association Loren Frankel Memorial Scholarship, as well as being given awards for teaching and mentorship from the Iowa State University Women’s and Gender Studies program. He has published two book chapters while working on his doctorate that analyze the intersection of gender identity and consumption in the Twilight saga and Superman comics. He has taught a wide array of course topics ranging from introductory level Women’s and Gender Studies classes to upper division courses in masculinities, gender and sexuality, popular culture and consumer culture.