Channing Joseph talks about his narrative biography of William Dorsey Swann, a formerly enslaved African-American man who became the world’s first self-described “drag queen” and the leader of the earliest-known LGBTQ+ resistance group in the United States.
Joy Milligan probes the origins and implications of U.S. national policies and practices of racial segregation during the twentieth century.
Lan Samantha Chang discusses her forthcoming novel "The Family Chao."
In this talk, Channing Joseph examines the far-reaching influence of William Dorsey Swann, the earliest-known self-described “drag queen," on U.S. history and culture.
In this talk, Yanni Kotsonis addresses the question when the Greeks became Greek.
Amy Kurzweil discusses her second book, “Artificial: A Love Story,” which she calls “a graphic memoir about the future of the past.”
Bertrall Ross traces two centuries of English and American political thought that culminated in the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment (1869).
Yanni Kotsonis contextualizes the Greek Revolution globally.
Adam Tooze discusses his new book, "Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy."
Pieter Judson discusses possible legacies of the Habsburg Empire.