“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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Faculty and Staff

Ann Pellegrini, Director

11169915_10153198402245279_1745691600250616249_nAnn Pellegrini is Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and has directed CSGS since 2008. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1997); co-author, with Janet R. Jakobsen, of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (NYU Press, 2003; Beacon Press, 2004); and co-author, with Michael Bronski and Michael Amico, of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People (Beacon Press, 2013). She has also published two anthologies: Queer Theory and the Jewish Question, co-edited with Daniel Boyarin and Danial Itzkovitz (Columbia University Press, 2003); and Secularisms, co-edited with Janet R. Jakobsen (Duke University Press, 2008).  She co-edits the book series “Sexual Cultures” for New York University Press.  She is also the general editor of States of Devotion.

She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Harvard University, and holds undergraduate degrees in Classics from both Harvard and Oxford Universities as well as an M.A. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University.

Ann Pellegrini talks about Sexularism

and the Multiple Futures of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Ann Pellegrini at The Immanent Frame.

You can email Ann Pellegrini at ann.pellegrini(at)

Robert D. Campbell, Associate Director

Robert has been with CSGS as an administrator since 2004. He received a Master of Social Work degree from NYU Silver School of Social Work and is a psychoanalytic psychotherapy candidate at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC).

Robert also holds a Master of Arts in British and American Literature from Hunter College, and he is a graduate of Eugene Lang College.

You can email him at robert.campbell(at)

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* FALL 2015 EVENTS *

Fall 2015 Events

Margarita With a Straw

Margarita With a Straw

a film screening & discussion with Shonali Bose

October 2, Friday
6 to 8 pm

NYU Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor



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 in 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