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A Book Reading of: Black. Queer. Southern. Women. An Oral History with E. Patrick Johnson

Wednesday, March 27, 2019,

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  • Location: Divinity School • 411 21St Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
  • Room: 124

March 27, 2019

Vanderbilt Divinity School

Room 124 | 6 PM 

Join E. Patrick Johnson, Ph.D for a reading of his latest book, Black. Queer. Southern. Women. Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised, and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience and express racial, sexual, gender, and class identities–all linked by a place where such identities have generally placed them on the margins of society. Using methods of oral history and performance ethnography, E. Patrick Johnson’s work vividly enriches the historical record of racialized sexual minorities in the South and brings to light the realities of the region’s thriving black lesbian communities.

Dr. Johnson is the chair of African American Studies, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A scholar/artist, Johnson performs nationally and internationally and has published widely in the areas of race, gender, sexuality and performance.