“Unraveling the Knot of Privilege, Power, and Difference”
A lecture by Dr. Allan Johnson
Allan Johnson is an author, novelist, and public speaker who has devoted his working life to understanding the human condition, especially in relation to issues of gender, race, and social class. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College in sociology and English and his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Michigan. Johnson has served on the sociology faculty of Wesleyan University and Hartford College.
He is the author of two novels: The First Thing and the Last, a story of healing and redemption in the aftermath of domestic violence, and Nothing Left to Lose, the story of an American family in crisis during the Vietnam War. His memoir, Not from Here, is a personal exploration of the meaning of being white in North America. It will be published by Temple University Press in June.
Event co-sponsored by the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program and the Office of the Dean of Students