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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at New York University celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 20014-2015. 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.

* FALL 2015 EVENTS *

Fall 2015 Events



a pre-release film screening

October 5, Monday
6 pm

NYU Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street

25 Years Out: Celebrating the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)

25 Years Out: Celebrating the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)

a forum with current & former GAPIMNY co-chairs

October 8, Thursday
7 to 9 pm

NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South, 10th Floor

‘A Celebration of the Rights of Alchemy’: Fury & Affiliation in Born in Flames

‘A Celebration in the Rights of Alchemy’: Fury & Affiliation in Born in Flames

a lecture by Jayna Brown

October 13, Tuesday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612