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This panel will examine the current presidential campaign, with a specific emphasis on issues of how gender and race are presented and performed--by both the media and the candidates. What are the differences between the symbolic and substantive meanings of race and gender in the campaigns, and what do these difference mean for women and African Americans? Participants will include Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Political Science, Princeton University;Tavia Nyong’o, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, NYU; Jennifer Senior, Associate Editor, New York Magazine; and Gary Younge, columnist for The Nation and author of Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States. Moderated by Ruth O’Brien, Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center. Admission free and open to the public.

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Added by Center for the Humanities on September 19, 2007