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About CSGS

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2014-2015.  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.

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** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

csgs fall 2017

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

a multi-day conference with Geoffrey Bennington, Tom Bishop, Anne Bogard, Hélène Cixous, Karen Finley, Peggy Kamui, Camille Laurens, Bertrand Leclair, Elissa Marder, Daniel Mesguich, Judith Miller, Olivier Morel, Eric Prenowitz, Avital Ronell, & Marta Segarra

September 14 to 16,
Thursday to Saturday

Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, 1st floor
NYC

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Malik Gaines, with panelists Ricardo Montez, Fred Moten, & Alexandra Vasquez, with a response by Malik Gaines

September 21, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612
NYC