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Gender and Identity in the Age of Obama
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With President Barak 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.

Please visit www.Northeastern.edu/aai/GenderIdentityObama or 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