FLTA Lisette Bourinet’s Talk on Keith Ellison

Date: January 11, 2019

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: CGL 104

Do you want to learn more about W&L FLTAs’ academic interests? Join us at the TAs Get Together, a series of talks in which W&L FLTAs will talk about their academic and/or professional interests. The second talk, “Keith Ellison as a controversial representation of the links between politics and religion: a step towards the end of a preponderant secular state in the US”. It will take place on January, 11th from 5 to 6pm at the CGL – room 104.

The presentation will tackle issues of politics and religion in the United States through the exploration of Keith Ellison’s private and public life. Keith Ellison, as the first African American Muslim to be elected to congress, paved the way for other Muslim politicians and changed pre-existing ideas around the topic of secularization in the US.
The talk will be given by the FLTA in French.

Lisette Bourinet is the French FLTA here at Washington and Lee University. She completed her Bachelor in English studies with honors from the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines in Limoges. She attended the University of North Carolina in Charlotte while working on her bachelor. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in English Studies research at the University of Sorbonne in Paris. Her research is focused on African-American history and more particularly Affirmative Action and White Supremacy.