Featuring Taft Dissertation Fellows and Taft Graduate Summer Fellows, and hosting presentations from graduate students from beyond UC, the 5th annual humanitiesNOW graduate conference in the humanities will occur March 13 & 14 at the Taft Research Center. Keynote lecture will be given by Lisa Duggan, New York University, on Wednesday, March 13, at 3 PM, Taft Research Center
is a journalist, activist, and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is author of "Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Sensationalism and American Modernity" and "Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy;" co-author with Nan Hunter of "Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture," co-editor with Lauren Berlant of "Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest." Most recently she is the author of "Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of
Greed," forthcoming as hard copy, paperback, and as an e-book. See UC Press for more info by visiting https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520294776/mean-girl
. She has also served as president of the American Studies Association 2014-2015.