"Gender, Politics, and Imagination: An Afternoon with Jennifer Finney Boylan," A Schlesinger Library Event
Jennifer Finney Boylan (16:27), 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: A Life in Two Genders (Broadway Books, 2003), the first best-selling 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.
Introductions by Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, History Department, Harvard University, and
Jane Kamensky (5:52), Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, and professor of history, History Department, Harvard University
(54:17) After her remarks, Boylan engages the Harvard College students Schuyler Bailar ’19 and Jessica Fournier ’17 in a wide-ranging conversation about gender and sexuality issues on and beyond college campuses.