Join JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN for an afternoon of topical discussion at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University. BOYLAN, the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University, speaks about privilege, politics, and poetics. The author of 15 books, including She’s Not There, the first bestselling work by a transgender American, BOYLAN is also the chair of the board of GLAAD and a New York Times op-ed page contributing writer.
After BOYLAN’s remarks, Harvard College students SCHUYLER BAILAR ’19 and JESSICA FOURNIER ’17 will engage BOYLAN in a wide-ranging conversation. BAILAR, a College sophomore concentrating in psychology, is the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. FOURNIER, an activist against sexual violence, is a senior at the College concentrating in the studies of women, gender, and sexuality. Their discussion with BOYLAN will cover gender and sexuality issues on and beyond college campuses.
This event is free and open to the public but requires registration.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.