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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 are also graduate courses 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 2018 EVENTS **

csgs spring 2018 calendar

*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

*** SPRING 2018 EVENTS ***

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Masha Gessen, Svati Shah, & Neferti Tadiar

March 22, Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 pm

5 Washington Place, room 101

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

vibrator nation

a book talk with Lynn Comella

March 29, Thursday
7 to 8 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway

South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

a roundtable featuring D’Lo, Rajiv Menon, & Imran Siddiquee

April 11, Wednesday
6 to 8 pm

285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor