The 2016 Boswell Lecturer will be E. Patrick Johnson of Northwestern University. E. Patrick Johnson has published widely in the areas of race, class, gender, sexuality and performance. He is the founder and director of the Black Arts Initiative at Northwestern. He is also a Project& artist, a nonprofit arts organization engaged in art for social change and impact. Johnson is a prolific performer and scholar, and an inspiring teacher, whose research and artistry has greatly impacted African American studies, performance studies, and sexuality studies.