Esther Newton to speak at U of M

BTL Staff
By | 2002-04-12T09:00:00-04:00 April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Award-winning writer, academic, and activist Esther Newton will speak at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor on Monday, Dec. 6. Her lecture is titled “My Butch Career: A Pervert in Academia.”
According to the UofM Office of LGBT Affairs, “The central focus [of the talk] is how and why Newton came to identify as a butch lesbian and how that journey shaped Newton’s life and lifework. This talk engages stereotypes, broadens the discourse, and dives into the controversy surrounding butch/femme.”
Newton is a founding member of Purchase College of the State University of New York, where she helped establish the college’s Anthropology Program, Women’s Studies Program, and later the Lesbian/Gay Studies Program. She is a pioneer in the field of Lesbian and Gay Studies and an internationally recognized expert.
“My Butch Career: A Pervert in Academia” will be presented from 4-6 p.m. in room 2239 of Lane Hall at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 734-764-9537. Newton’s talk is sponsored by the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative.

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