The LGBTQ Subcommittee to the Diversity Council invites you to

  Revolutionary (His)tories: gender identity, historical fiction, and the life of Revolutionary War Soldier Deborah Samson,


 a lecture on gender, writing, and the American Revolution by Alex Myers

 Tues., March 8, 7PM, Hancock 2023


Mr. Myers is the author of Revolutionary, a historical novel set in the 18th century. The novel narrates the story of Deborah Samson, a woman who fought in the Revolutionary War dressed as a man. The lecture will address issues of Samson’s life, gender, sexuality, researching, and writing.  

 Mr. Myers holds master degrees from Georgetown and Brown University and an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is an English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy as well asAdjunct Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Business Communications at American University.  Alex himself was born a woman and was the first transgender student at Phillips Exeter Academy.  

 This event is possible thanks to the support of the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the School of Liberal Arts, and the Political Science and History departments.  

 Email if you have any questions.