Wismer Professorship for Gender and Diversity

Research Focus

  • As the Wismer Professor, Dr. O’Brien's scholarship will focus on the development of a new book that will tie together several threads from her current teaching, scholarship, and activism work. The book, tentatively titled Beyond Tolerance: The Cultural Politics of Belonging, is organized around three central concepts: the paradox of perspective, the paradox of power, and epistemologies of contradiction.