Event Detail

Friday, April 29, 2016

Andrea Carson Coley Lecture: Mollie Blackburn

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lectures and Gallery Talks

Dr. Mollie Blackburn, professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and in the Department of Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University, will present the lecture "Talking about Race, Religion, Sex, and Violence in Relation to LGBT-themed Literature." Dr. Blackburn's research focuses on literacy, language and social change, with particular attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the teachers who serve them. She has published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, and Teachers College Record, among others. She is the author of "Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It" and the co-editor of "Acting Out!: Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism."

The Andrea Carson Coley Lecture was endowed by a donation by Andrew and Kathy Coley in memory of their daughter Andrea Carson Coley (1972–1993), who was a certificate candidate in Women’s Studies. Each spring, the Andrea Carson Coley Lecture brings to campus scholars doing cutting-edge research in the area of LGBTQ studies.

It is preceded by a free reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m.