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Gender, Politics, and Imagination: An Afternoon with Jennifer Finney Boylan


Thursday, February 16 | 4:15 PM

A Schlesinger Library event at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA


Jennifer Finney Boylan, the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University, will speak about privilege, politics, and poetics. The author of 15 books, including She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, the first best-selling work by a transgender American. Boylan is also the chair of the board of GLAAD and a New York Times contributing writer.

After Boylan’s remarks, two Harvard College students will engage her in a wide-ranging conversation about gender and sexuality issues on and beyond college campuses. Student Schuyler Bailar ’19 is concentrating in psychology and is the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Jessica Fournier ’17 is concentrating in the studies of women, gender, and sexuality and has served as an intern at the Office of BGLTQ Student Life and a representative for Harvard Girl*spot, an LGBTQ women’s group.

For additional program information and to register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-jennifer-finney-boylan-lecture.

The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested in attending this event.


The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

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