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March 24 :: NON-HUMAN ENCOUNTERS: Animals, Objects, Affects, & the Place of Practice

Non-human Encounters: Animals, Objects, Affects, & the Place of Practice Conversations between cultural theory, psychoanalysis, & the arts

a forum with Nuar Alsadir, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Eleonora Fabião, Carla Freccero, Elaine Freedgood, Katie Gentile, Francisco Gonzalez, Ann Pellegrini, Donovan Schaefer, Julietta Singh, Nathan Snaza, & Michelle Stephens

March 24, Friday 2 to 6:30 […]

March 23: DARWIN, QUEERLY: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

a lecture by Donovan Schaefer

March 23, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Donovan Schaefer, Lecturer in Religion & Science, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Darwinian biology is often held up as a heteronormative framework. Natural law theologians who are pro-Darwin see […]

March 9: CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY, on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker

CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

with music videos & live performance by Kay Turner & The Pages (Viva DeConcini & Mary Feaster)

March 9, Thursday 7 to […]

Feb 21: THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF MEAT

The Sexual Politics of Meat

a lecture by Carol J. Adams

February 21, Tuesday 6 to 8:30 pm

Carol J. Adams, writer & activist

In this multi-media lecture and discussion, author and activist Carol J. Adams discusses the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food. […]

Feb 8: ABORTION IN THE TRUMP ERA

Abortion in the Trump Era

a lunch panel with Madeline Gomez & Carol Mason

February 8, Wednesday 12:30 to 2 pm

Madeline Gomez, Legal Fellow, Center for Reproductive Rights

Carol Mason, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Kentucky

This panel will focus on the state of abortion access both in the years leading […]

Feb 15: EXPERIMENTS IN SEX

Experiments in Sex

a panel discussion with Barbara Browning, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, & André Lepecki

February 15, Wednesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, New York University

Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Global Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, New York University

André Lepecki, Performance Studies, New […]

Jan 25: REAL WOMEN REAL VOICES: Where the People Meet the Policy

Real Women Real Voices: Where the People Meet the Policy

a dialogue around incarceration with a focus on women

January 25, Wednesday 5 to 8 pm

Please register here.

This symposium will focus on the issues, concerns and needed changes affecting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. The panels will feature currently and formerly incarcerated […]

Jan 27: NEW WORLD ORDERS: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability

a symposium featuring artists Candice Lin & Xandra Ibarra, with Aimee Bahng, Mel Chen, Jasbir Puar, Ivan Ramos, Mark Rifkin, & C. Riley Snorton

January 27, Friday 1 to 6 pm

Seating is limited, please register here.

This symposium pairs recent work in critical indigenous and race […]

Dec 13 :: STATE OF THE UNION: Poetry of Witness

State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

a poetry reading with Janani Balasubramanian & Camille Rankine

December 13, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

The term “poetry of witness” refers to poems written in “conditions of social and historical extremity” (Carolyn Forché). This event presents writers Camille Rankine and Janani Balasubramanian, who write poetry of […]

Nov 15 :: QUEER/ANIMAL/THEORY: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

Queer/Animal/Theory: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

a lecture by Carla Freccero

November 15, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm

Carla Freccero, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Both animal studies and queer theory share theoretical inheritances, even as they diverge in some of their philosophical and political commitments. This talk assesses the (non-exclusive) reciprocal impact of […]

** SPRING 2017 EVENTS **

csgs spring 2017 calendar JPG

The Sexual Politics of Meat

The Sexual Politics of Meat

a lecture by Carol J. Adams

February 21, Tuesday
6 to 8:30 pm

Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, Room 802
NYC

CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

with music videos & live performance by Kay Turner & The Pages (Viva DeConcini & Mary Feaster)

March 9, Thursday
7 to 9 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

a lecture by Donovan Schaefer

March 23, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC

Non-human Encounters: Animals, Objects, Affects, & the Place of Practice

Non-human Encounters: Animals, Objects, Affects, & the Place of Practice

Conversations between cultural theory, psychoanalysis, & the arts

a forum with Nuar Alsadir, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Eleonora Fabião, Carla Freccero, Elaine Freedgood, Katie Gentile, Francisco Gonzalez, Ann Pellegrini, Donovan Schaefer, Julietta Singh, Nathan Snaza, & Michelle Stephens

March 24, Friday
2 to 6:30 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC