Join us for our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series featuring Dr. E. Patrick Johnson! ISGMH is cosponsoring this event with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN).
This lecture will be on Wednesday, May 16th 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan Suite 1400. Lunch will be served and this event will be available to stream via BlueJeans.
This lecture/performance is based on oral histories of black Southern women who desire women. Johnson will discuss some of the methodological challenges of being a man conducting research on women, and will also cover some of the topics that he found to be common among many of the women he interviewed. In addition, Johnson will perform excerpts from some of the oral histories.
E. Patrick Johnson, Ph.D., (he/him) is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar, artist, and activist, Johnson has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of race, gender, sexuality and performance. Johnson is a prolific performer and scholar, and an inspiring teacher, whose research and artistry has greatly impacted African American studies, Performance studies, and Sexuality studies. He has written two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, which won the Lilla A. Heston Award, the Errol Hill Book Award, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History, which was recognized as a Stonewall Book Award Honor Book by the LGBT Round Table of the American Library Association.