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21 Oct 21

Fellow Spotlight: Channing Joseph

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.

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21 Oct 21

Fellow Spotlight: Joy Milligan

Joy Milligan probes the origins and implications of U.S. national policies and practices of racial segregation during the twentieth century.

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21 Oct 21

Fellow Spotlight: Lan Samantha Chang

Lan Samantha Chang discusses her forthcoming novel "The Family Chao."

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13 Oct 21

America’s Black Queer History

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.

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08 Oct 21

The Imperial Roots of Modern Greece

In this talk, Yanni Kotsonis addresses the question when the Greeks became Greek.

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07 Oct 21

Fellow Spotlight: Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil discusses her second book, “Artificial: A Love Story,” which she calls “a graphic memoir about the future of the past.”

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07 Oct 21

Fellow Spotlight: Bertrall Ross

Bertrall Ross traces two centuries of English and American political thought that culminated in the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment (1869).

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01 Oct 21

Fellow Spotlight: Yanni Kotsonis

Yanni Kotsonis contextualizes the Greek Revolution globally.

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23 Sep 21

Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy

Adam Tooze discusses his new book, "Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy."

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22 Sep 21

What the Habsburg Empire Got Right—and Why It Matters

Pieter Judson discusses possible legacies of the Habsburg Empire.

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