Summary: This work is based on an interest in relations between higher education, gender, culture and history in Mexico. Its purpose is to show how a dynamic field of male studies is shaped, attentive to higher education, but in dialogue with culture and history. In the form of a state of the critical issue, it starts with a review of pioneering feminism and gender-sensitive work towards higher education. It then focuses on studies on gender, culture and histography from which a broad idea of education is built, closing the circle with contributions that, from masculinities, such as cultural and historical expressions, derive from higher education aspects. In the end, a field under construction is highlighted which, despite progress and results, should emphasise the role of masculinities in processes of inequity, violence, injustice, among other aspects of gender.