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2016 CSGS Global Visiting Scholar: Dominic Johnson

Dominic Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama, at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture (2012); Theatre & the Visual (2012); and most recently, The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art (2015). He is […]

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Letter from the Director

Welcome to the redesigned and interactive website of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Our many new features include a blog, “School for Scandal,” which we hope will serve as a conversation starter around issues concerning gender and sexuality. There will be regular posts from yours truly as well as from an […]

“There You Go Again:” Republicans Condemn Sex, Slash Education Budget

Thursday, February 19, 2009 Claire Potter

Arguably, it was Ronald Reagan shaking his head in the middle of a presidential debate with Jimmy Carter as he chuckled ruefully, “There you go again,” that created an emotional turning point in the 1980 campaign. It’s what we remember, anyway, that and the explosive, derisive response from the […]

Steamy Sex Courses Fire GOP’s Ire

Effort to oust profs By Greg Bluestein | Associated Press | Story updated at 11:38 pm on 2/6/2009

ATLANTA – Upset House Republicans are mounting a campaign to purge Georgia’s higher education system of professors with an expertise in racy sexuality topics as the state grapples with a $2.2 billion shortfall.

State Rep. Charlice Byrd, […]

School for Scandal!

Welcome to the new website of NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. The site is a work in progress: every day we are adding bells and whistles, gearing up for the big reveal at our 10th anniversary and website launch reception on September 22nd. Check the Events page for more info […]

* FALL 2016 EVENTS *

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Seeking Sex, Procuring Porn: Explicit Materials in Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Flea Markets

Seeking Sex, Procuring Porn: Explicit Materials in Archives, Libraries, Museums, & Flea Markets

a one-day symposium with Jason Baumann, Emily Drabinski, Jeffrey Escoffier, Leeroy Kun Young Kang, Ian Kahn, Tavia Nyong’o, Quito Ziegler, & others

October 21, Friday
10 am to 6 pm

Fales Library & Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor



a film screening & discussion with StormMiguel Florez, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, & Annalise Ophelian

October 25, Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Tishman Auditorium, New School
63 5th Avenue

Scripting Battered Women: Paths not Taken

Scripting Battered Women: Paths not Taken

a lecture by Kelli Moore with response by A.B. Huber

October 28, Friday
4 to 6 pm

MCC Commons
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor