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Who’s Afraid of Rachel Dolezal? Or, Whiteness as Impasse

Robyn Wiegman, Duke University

Mon, 3/28 · 4:30 pm6:30 pm EDT · 111 East Pyne

Department of English; Humanities Council

Robyn Wiegman is Class of 1932 Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of English. She is Professor of the Programs in Literature and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Washington in 1988 and has taught at Syracuse University, Indiana University, and the University of California, Irvine. Her publications include two monographs—Object Lessons (2012) and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995)—and five edited collections—Who Can Speak: Identity and Critical Authority (1995), Feminism Beside Itself (1995), AIDS and the National Body (1997), The Futures of American Studies (2002), and Women’s Studies on Its Own (2002). Wiegman’s research interests include feminist theory, queer theory, American Studies, critical race theory, and film and media studies. ‘

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