Caroline Claussen’s professional and academic background spans more than 15 years. She is a PhD Candidate in the area of Masculinities, is certified in Teaching Men’s Studies from the American Men’s Studies Association, and has taught in the area of Sociology and Gender at the University of Calgary. Caroline has published several articles in the area of masculinities and boys, community-based violence prevention programming, and data collection methods when working with adolescent populations. Caroline also works with non-profit organizations and NGOs in a research and evaluation capacity, with a focus on violence prevention. In 2018 she was awarded the Angus Reid Graduate Scholarship in Excellence in Applied Sociology by the Canadian Sociological Association in recognition of her contribution to sociological practice that has served as a model for working with a community, organization or public service. Caroline is currently a research assistant on the Engaging Men Learning Collaborative project with Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.