What I Am Thinking About Now: Bonnie Honig, “Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick, and the Gendered Politics of Refusal”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University.

“Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick, and the Gendered Politics of Refusal”
When GQ photographed Colin Kaepernick as their 2017 Citizen of the Year, they cited, with their images, some photos of Muhammad Ali from 40+ years before. Un-cited, however, was Ali’s own cover photo session for Esquire magazine, from 1968, during the time he was banned from boxing for his draft refusal during the Vietnam war. While GQ depicted Kaepernick as Ali, Esquire depicted Ali as Saint Sebastian. Professor Honig is considering how to think about these images in connection with each other, and apart, possibly drawing upon John M. Carvalho’s book, “Thinking With Images.”

RSVP: [email protected]. Snacks and caffeine will be provided.

“What I Am Thinking About Now” is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.