This lecture will be on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan Suite 1400. Refreshments will be served. We expect this event to reach capacity quickly, so please RSVP below! This lecture will also be available to be streamed remotely using BlueJeans.
E.J. Graff is an award-winning journalist, commentator, and author. Her work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Democracy Journal, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, Ms., The Nation, The New Republic, Salon.com, Slate.com, The Village Voice, and The Women’s Review of Books, and has been excerpted in dozens of anthologies and textbooks.
Graff is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, where she researches and reports on gender and sexuality issues, and a board member of the Journalism & Women Symposium, or JAWS. Her daily column at The American Prospect was widely read for its witty, irreverent, informed commentary on gender, sexuality, race, and social justice.
Previously, Graff collaborated with former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy on her book Getting Even: Why Women Still Don’t Make As Much As Men–And What To Do So We Will. Graff’s first book, What Is Marriage For? The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution (Beacon Press, 2004), examined more than 2,500 years of history of a central pillar of our social life, and has been called the “bible” of the same-sex marriage movement.
Graff has appeared in documentaries and been interviewed widely on public, commercial, and satellite radio and television, including ABC, BBC, PBS, MTV, and NPR. Her work has been cited in scores of academic and law review articles; quoted in governmental policy-making commissions; submitted in court cases; and has prompted drafts of new legislation. Awards, grants, and fellowships include the Society for Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for best in magazine investigative journalism; the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism; and fellowships at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, where she wrote her first book, and at Harvard Law School.
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