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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at New York University celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009-2010. We are one of the few centers in the U.S. with a named emphasis on both gender and sexuality. CSGS facilitates a broad interdisciplinary investigation of gender and sexuality as keys to understanding human experience.

CSGS organizes events throughout the academic year, including seminars, panel discussions, film screenings, and conferences. These events are all open to the public and provide a vital and lively meeting-place where scholars, students, artists, and activists can discuss issues involving gender and sexuality, and their intersections with other social phenomena such as race, religion, nation, class, ability/disability, and ethnicity. The Center also co-sponsors events and conferences with schools and departments at NYU, and with other universities in the New York area.

Although our programming supports the teaching and research of scholars and students in gender and sexuality studies, CSGS does not offer degrees or courses. For information about undergraduate degrees in gender and sexuality studies at NYU, go to the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. There is also an MA in Gender Politics offered by NYU’s John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, and NYU’s Department of History master’s program includes a field in the History of Women and Gender.

We typically host one global visiting scholar each year, by invitation.

SPRING 2015 EVENTS

CSGS Spring 2015

The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance

The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance

a lecture by Shane Vogel

April 7, Tuesday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
NYC

Somatic Experiments, Clinical Encounters: In the Consulting Room with Testo Junkie

Somatic Experiments, Clinical Encounters: In the Consulting Room with Testo Junkie

a forum with Kirsten Lentz, Carolyn Stack, & Jamieson Webster, a response by Paul B. Preciado, and moderated by Muriel Dimen

April 17, Friday
5 to 7 pm

Tisch Dean’s Conference Room
721 Broadway, 12th Floor
NYC