Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Welcomes E. Patrick Johnson on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.

March 06, 2019

Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Location: Humanities and Social Studies Center, Room S3325

E. Patrick Johnson’s 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 as well as 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 is the chair of African American studies and Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of Appropriating Blackness, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History, and Black. Queer. Southern. Women—An Oral History. Johnson’s edited anthologies also include Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology and No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies. A scholar/artist, Johnson performs nationally and internationally and has translated his work into staged readings, a full-length play, and is currently at work on a documentary, Making Sweet Tea.

Event co-sponsored by the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Program; Stonewall Resource Center; and the departments of English; History; Theatre and Dance.