Brunch with Baldwin

 Dr. Robert Reid-Pharr, Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard, will discuss his forthcoming  book,  James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon.

Please join the Harvard Club of Washington, DC for “Brunch with Baldwin,” an online event featuring Robert Reid-Pharr, Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Dr. Reid-Pharr was awarded a 2020-2021 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship and has used this year to work on a new book, James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon. 

By genre a biography, the book is described as an attempt to understand how Baldwin came to be among the most celebrated figures of the Civil Rights movement and why he remains a compelling figure more than 30 years after his death.  The book draws heavily on archival materials housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Houghton and Beinecke Libraries of Harvard and Yale Universities.


A specialist in African American culture and a prominent scholar in the field of race and sexuality studies, Dr. Robert Reid-Pharr has published four books: Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique (NYU Press, 2016), Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black American (Oxford University Press, 1999); Black, Gay, Man: Essays (NYU Press, 2001); and Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual (NYU Press, 2007).


BRUNCH WITH BALDWIN will  take place on Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 AM

Harvard Club Members - FREE

Friends and Family of the Speaker - FREE

Nonmembers - $15