New Majorities II: The Multiple Futures of Gender and Sexuality Studies

The NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) have undertaken a joint project to address the challenges currently facing the fields of gender and sexuality studies, women’s studies, LGBT studies, ethnic studies, and postcolonial studies.

April 29, Friday

READ THE REVIEW! New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy

10 am to 4:30 pm: Conference

5 Washington Place, Room 101
between Broadway and Mercer Street

Confirmed participants:

Rahma Abdulkadir, Research Fellow, NYU Abu Dhabi

Jennifer D. Brody, African & African American Studies, Duke

Carolyn Dinshaw, Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU

Licia Fiol-Matta, Latin American & Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, CUNY

Gayatri Gopinath, Gender & Sexuality Studies, NYU

Janet R. Jakobsen, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College

Don Kulick, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Laura Levitt, Religion and Women’s Studies, Temple University

Kathleen McHugh, English and FTVD Critical Studies, UCLA

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, NYU

e. Frances White, Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU


10:00 am: Welcoming remarks: Ann Pellegrini

10:30 am to 12:45 pm
Roundtable I: Gender and Sexuality Studies at NYU: History, Futures, Institutional Possibilities and Dilemmas

Moderator: Gayatri Gopinath
Confirmed Panelists: Rahma Abdulkadir, Carolyn Dinshaw, Don Kulik, e. Frances White

Lunch Break: 12:45 to 2 pm

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Roundtable II: New Paradigms, New Possibilities

Moderator: Lisa Duggan
Confirmed Panelists: Jennifer D. Brody, Licia Fiol-Matta, Janet R. Jakobsen, Laura Levitt, Kathleen McHugh

The above portion of the day is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need any accommodations.

Facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=211503822193063

7 to 8:30 pm: Gender and Sexuality: a Musical Revue!

The day’s conversation will be followed by an early evening performance party — with music and queer burlesque highlights! — to celebrate the 11th anniversary of CSGS. Producer Viva DeConcini is rounding up a bevy of special guest stars, so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate the odd year with us!

Confirmed performers:

Darlinda Just Darlinda

Viva DeConcini

Karen Finley

Geo Wyeth

Jomama Jones

Coco ‘Lectric

Glenn Marla

Neal Medlyn

Peggy Shaw

Lois Weaver

and Jennifer Miller as the MC

The Gallery at LPR
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
between Sullivan and Thompson Streets

$10 at door

Facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=202175143138626

Co-sponsored by the NYU Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Office of LGBT Student Services.