2015 Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture with Shiri Eisner: Concocting the Bisexual Revolution


Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall


The Speaker
Shiri Eisner is an activist, writer and researcher residing in Tel Aviv, Israel/Occupied Palestine. Her identities include: bisexual, genderqueer, feminist, Mizrahi (Arabic Jew), disabled/chronically ill, vegan and anarchist. She is the author of the bookBi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution.

The Lecture
The lecture will discuss the radical and subversive potential of bisexuality—its potential to be concocted into a revolution. What is bisexuality? Why does it matter? What happens when you mix bisexuality together with radical politics and with intersectionality? And how can the result be used for resisting oppressive structures? This will be an attempt to describe the multiple levels in which a bi revolutionary concoction can function—from the liberation of bi people, through subversion of sexual and gender hierarchies, and to the deconstruction of all oppressive hierarchies. 

The lecture begins at 3pm, with reception and book signing immediately after.



What is the Nicholas Papadapoulos Lecture?

Nicholas Papadopoulos received his MA and PhD degrees in engineering from Harvard University. After Nick’s death from complications of AIDS in 1994, his mother created a fund in his name to support lectures about gay and lesbian studies or of interest to the gay and lesbian communities at Harvard.


Who is this event open to, and are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This lecture is open to the public. No ID is required, and there is no age limit.


Do I need to register to attend the event? Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We recommed that you do. If you are unable to print your ticket, a digital version would suffice. However, if you did not RSVP, you will still be welcome at the lecture provided there is space, and are welcome to the book signing.


Is this event accessible?

The event is wheelchair-accessible. Please contact Sujith (sup569@mail.harvard.edu) if we can assist you in any way (e.g., through the provision of assistive listening devices, sign language interpretation, etc.).


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Since parking options are extremely limited in Cambridge, we recommend taking public transport. If you are taking the T, alight at Harvard Square Station on the Red Line. For a driving instructions, click here.
For information on buses that serve the area, click here.


What sort of food will be provided at the event?

A mix of light snacks with vegan options will be provided during the book-signing that follows the lecture.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Sujith at the Office of BGLTQ Student Life at sup569@mail.harvard.edu.