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Co-sponsored event: Migration Studies Social, Tues, Sept 26 at 5:15 pm

SOHP Intern Performance, Thurs, April 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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Hutchins Lecture: E. Patrick Johnson, Thurs, Jan 26 at 4:30 pm

In this lecture, titled “The Beekeeper: Collecting Oral Histories of Black Southern Queer Women,” Johnson discussed some methodological challenges of being a man conducting research on women as well as addressing some topics that he found to be common among many of the women he interviewed. He also performed excerpts from the oral histories.

epjE. Patrick Johnson is Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History. He is the editor of Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis by Dwight Conquergood (Michigan UP, 2013) and co-editor (with Mae G. Henderson) of Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology and (with Ramon Rivera-Servera) of solo/black/woman: scripts, interviews, and essays and Blacktino Queer Performance (Duke UP, 2016).

This lecture was co-sponsored by the Department of Communication and the LGBTQ Center.

PRESS RECORD: The SOHP Podcast

New episodes of Press Record, our podcast about the joys and challenges of learning history by talking to those who lived it, are released three times each semester on SoundCloud and iTunes. Check it out here!

Spring 2016 Hutchins Lectures Now Streaming

Did you miss our featured speakers last semester? Not to worry–all three lectures are now available online. David Garcia discusses “Music of Latin@s and their Predecessors in the United States before 1900”; Angela Jill Cooley examines the “evolution of urban food culture in the Jim Crow South”; and Gregory D. Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora.