The Brown Graduate Student Conference team is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for the 2012 conference -
Elaine Tyler May, Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota and author of the field-defining cultural history of the Cold War period, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era, will deliver the keynote address on April 13th, 2012.
Since its publication in 1988, Homeward Bound has gone through multiple editions and has been cited in no less than 960 scholarly works. Professor May is also a well-known public intellectual whose opinion pieces have been featured in major newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post. More generally, her work examines the intersections of gender, sexuality, domestic culture, and politics. Her many academic publications include monographs on the cultural and social history of feminism, childlessness, and reproduction in the United States. She is currently working on two book projects: an examination of the legacy of the cold war and a cultural history of the Pill.
Full-text of the CFP available here: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=189325 The deadline for abstract submissions is November 18, 2011.
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