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Illinois State University Speaker Series: Briahna Gray

Tuesday, February 19th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Description

Briahna Gray
Columnist and senior politics editor

The Identity Politics Wars: 2020 Edition
February 19
7 p.m.
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
Black History Month Speaker

Briahna Gray is a columnist and senior politics editor at The Intercept. She is also an opinion columnist with a focus on progressive political messaging, as well as issues relating to identity and culture. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Current Affairs, and The Week, among others. Her insights regarding the weaponization of identity in the contemporary political sphere can be found in the Fusion documentary Trumpland: Kill All Normies, as well as a variety of podcasts and online programs, including NPR, TYT, and The Real News.

Prior to joining The Intercept, she practiced law at a boutique litigation firm in New York City and was contributing editor to Current Affairs Magazine. She is also the co-host of the podcast SWOTI (Someone’s Wrong on the Internet), on which she applies a leftist lens to subjects relating to both politics and pop culture. She received a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 2007.

She splits her time between New York and Washington, D.C.

The talk is part of the Speaker Series at Illinois State University. The Illinois State University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.



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Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Old Main Room
(309) 438-4636