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2016 University Keynote Series: Jennifer Finney Boylan to Speak at Worcester State University: Home


Jennifer Finney Boylan, an internationally known transgender advocate, will present a public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2016 at
7 pm in Fuller Theater
. The free event is open to the public with a book signing following the presentation. A series of campus events precedes her visit.

She's Not There Book Discussions

  • Wed, Feb. 17th from 3:30-5 pm, Sheehan 109
  • Thurs, Feb. 18th from 2:30-4 pm, Wasylean 109 - 7 Hills Lounge

The University Keynote Series is sponsored by the Honors Program, Academic Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Theme Semester, Center for Teaching & Learning, LASC, the Library, and the Departments of English, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.

Copies of She's Not There are on Course Reserve in the LIbrary.


Jennifer Finney Boylan is an author, professor, and activist.  She is the author of thirteen books, including the nonfiction books She's Not there, Stuck in the Middle with You, and I'm Looking Through You, and her latest fiction workI'll Give You Something To Cry About.

Born in 1958, Boylan graduated from Wesleyan University and earned her MFA from Johns Hopins University.  She taught at Colby College for many years and is now the Anna Quindlen Writer In Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University.  In addition, Boylan is national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD and is on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

She is an op-ed contributor to The New York Times and has appeared regularly on television and the radio in the United States and internationally.  Her appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live With Larry King, I am Cait, All My Children (where she played herself), and beyond.  

Boylan.lives in New York City and Belgrade Lakes, Maine , with her wife, Deirdre, and her sons Zach and Sean.

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