gender and Identity in the Age of Obama

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Date
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00am - 4:00pm
Address
The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
40 Leon Street
Northeastern University 
Boston, MA 02115

With President Barack Obama well into his second term many still believe in the possibility of a post-racial America. As this public debate rages on there appears to be another emerging conversation around a post-gender America. On Friday, March 21, 2014, the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute at Northeastern University will sponsor a conference entitled “Gender and Identity in the Age of Obama.” This gathering will continue a rich and lively interdisciplinary conversation that began in a 2010 conference — American Identity in the Age of Obama.

We start our conversation with Obama’s tenure as, arguably, the most unique president in US history. His candidacy not only brought to the front many issues of race and ethnicity during the 2008 and 2012 elections, but his tenure has also enticed numerous debates regarding gender today: masculinity, women and contemporary feminism, family, and the standing of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and the Transgendered in state and society. We will again gather an impressive group of scholars to inject provocative angles into today’s public discourse about “Gender and Identity in the Age of Obama.”

Please join us on March 21, 2014 at 8:00am at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute on Northeastern University’s campus.

For a list of presenters and paper topics click here.

For the conference schedule click here.

Register
Please call 617-373-8768 for more information. 
Date
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00am - 4:00pm
Address
The John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
40 Leon Street
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115