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Forester Lecture: Political Participation

Thursday, November 30th | 7:00 PM
Merillat Centre for the Arts; Zurcher Auditorium

Political Christianity in an Age of Polarization is the topic of Andra Gillespie's Forester Lecture on November 30. This event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Gillespie is the Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University. She has earned a series of degrees and awards that showcase her knowledge and skill, but Gillespie is more than a knowledgeable expert, she has hands-on experience. 

Gillespie’s teaching portfolio includes numerous classes on race and politics in the United States. She teaches the undergraduate survey course in African American politics, as well as a specialized course called “New Black Political Leadership.” She also has taught courses in political participation, experimental methods, and race and elections. Her current research focuses on the political leadership of the post-civil rights generation. 

In addition to her academic work, Gillespie maintains an active public profile, providing regular commentary for local and national news outlets. She has appeared on Atlanta’s local ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, and PBS affiliates, as well as CNN, NPR and FamilyNet. Her editorials have been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, and Politico.

See Dr. Gillespie in action!

Presenter: Andra Gillespie, Emory University
Contact Information
David Alexander
(260) 359-4305