Save The Date: 2023 Kessler Lecture by E. Patrick Johnson


Save The Date: 2023 Kessler Lecture by E. Patrick Johnson

Join CLAGS in honoring Dr. E. Patrick Johnson, our 31st annual recipient. The David R. Kessler Award is given every year to a scholar and/ or activist who has produced a substantive body of work that has had a significant influence on the field of LGBTQ Studies.

E. Patrick Johnson is Dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor at Northwestern University. 

A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Johnson’s work has greatly impacted Black Queer Studies, African American Studies, Performance Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

He is the author of several books, including Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (2003); Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (2008); Black. Queer. Southern. Women.—An Oral History (2018); Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women (2019), in addition to a number of edited and co-edited collections, essays, and plays.

CLAGS believes in free, public LGBTQ Studies for all. To advance this historic mission, CLAGS is launching A DIFFERENT LEGACY, our 2023-26 development campaign. A DIFFERENT LEGACY will raise $500,000 in the next three years to:

  • Develop innovative programming and conferences
  • Launch the CLAGS Research Archive
  • Invest in the next generation of queer and transgender studies scholars

To learn more, please visit our donation page below. Thank you for supporting CLAGS today.

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