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“In effect, we live in a legal, social, and institutional world where the only relations possible are extremely few, extremely simplified, and extremely poor. There is, of course, the relation of marriage, and the relations of family, but how many other relations should exist…!” -Michel Foucault

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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.

:: FALL 2014 EVENTS ::

fall 2014 events

Transgender/ Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

a forum with Tey Meadow & Afsaneh Najmabadi

Thursday, September 25
6:30 to 8 pm

Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC

De Sidere 7

De Sidere 7

a screening & discussion with Nicolas Grandi & Lana Mati

October 3, Friday
5 to 7pm

Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC

On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

a lecture by Kyla Wazana Tompkins

October 7, Tuesday
6:30 to 8 pm

Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC