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EVENT POSTPONED: Transgender activist and author Jennifer Finney Boylan to read from and discuss her work, April 3, 2014

NOTE: This event has been postponed. This page will be updated once the lecture has been re-scheduled.

Transgender activist and author Jennifer Finney Boylan will deliver a talk, “She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders” on Thursday, April 3 at 6 pm. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, Department of English, LGBTQ Center and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Boylan’s talk will be held in the Villard Room of Main Building and is free and open to the public.

Boylan will read from both her fiction and her nonfiction, and discuss media representation of the trans experience during this event.

Boylan is the author of thirteen books, including She's Not There: a Life in Two Genders, and I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, both published by Random House. Her newest book, Stuck in the Middle with You, looks at the differences between motherhood and fatherhood.  A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Boylan has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Larry King, the Today Show, and the Barbara Walters Special.  She is a contributing opinion columnist for the New York Times and the features section of the Washington Post. Since 1988, she has been a professor of English at Colby College in Maine. She has also served on the national screening committee of the Fulbright Scholars, administered by the U.S. Department of State. She is a member of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, and the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.  She lives in rural Maine with her wife and sons and is a Vassar parent.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, March 14, 2014