John Osullivan

The John O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series

2020 lecture featuring Andra Gillespie Race and Politics:  The Crossroads of Modern American Political Culture 




 Lecture presented by Andra Gillespie, Gillespie is an Associate Professor Political Science at Emory University.  She earned her BA from the University of Virginia and went on to earn an MA in African American Studies and Philosophy in Political Science from Yale University, where she also earned her doctorate in 2005.  Before joining the faculty at Emory, she worked as an analyst for the Democratic polster Mark Mellman.  Gillespie's research focuses on the political leadership of the post-civil rights generation.  She has appeared on Atlanta's local ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, and PBS affiliates, as well as CNN, NPR and FamilyNet.  Her editorials have been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,The Washington Post, and Politico.  In addition, she is a contributor to's Arena.


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Dial-In Information 

Friday, November 20 at 4:00pm


The mission of the John O'Sullivan Memorial Lectureship has been to provide students, secondary school teachers, faculty, and public guests the opportunity to hear a lecture by a distinguished historian who has published in a field of twentieth-century U.S. History relevant to Dr. O'Sullivan's own interest and specialities.  Over the years, the lectureship has hosted scholars of World War II, the Vietnam War, the nuclear age, the holocaust, modern American culture, and post-1945 political and diplomatic history.  Dr. O'Sullivan was a longtime faculty member and former chair of FAU's History Department before his death in 2000.