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“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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April 26: The Only White Woman in the Village

The Only White Woman in the Village

a lunch talk with Leena-Maija Rossi

Friday, April 26 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 709 (please note room change)

Leena-Maija Rossi, Gender Studies, University of Helsinki; Visual Culture, University of Turku; and CSGS Visiting Scholar

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April 5: Homoerotic Subjectivities Against, With, and Beyond Cubanía

Homoerotic Subjectivities Against, With, and Beyond Cubanía

a lunch talk with Margaret Frohlich

Friday, April 5 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741

Margaret Frohlich, Spanish and Portuguese, Dickinson College, and CSGS Visiting Scholar

Fidel Castro’s acknowledgement in 2010 of the imprisonment of [...]

February 22: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Gay Marriage, Affective Labor, and the Filipina “Mail Order Bride”

Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Gay Marriage, Affective Labor, and the Filipina “Mail Order Bride”

a lunch talk with Gina Velasco

Friday, February 22 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741

Gina Velasco, Women’s & Gender Studies, Keene State College, and [...]

Cabaret of Confusion: Political Performance and the Work of Variety

a lunch talk with T.L. Cowan

February 8, Wednesday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

T.L. Cowan, Women’s and Gender Studies and English, University of Saskatchewan; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University

The cabaret—or, more broadly, the variety show—is arguably the most open and resilient form of live [...]

Anti-trafficking and Rehabilitation Discourses: A Case Study in HIV/AIDS Intervention Strategies in India

a lunch talk with Satarupa Dasgupta

January 27, Friday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Satarupa Dasgupta, Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellow, New York University

Articulation of sex work entails the commonly observed connection between sex work and trafficking, proposed delegitimization of sex work, and rescue and rehabilitation propositions for sex workers. [...]

Smearing the Pap: brown bag lunch talk

a brown bag lunch talk with Elizabeth R. Boskey

December 2, Friday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Elizabeth R. Boskey, CSGS Visiting Scholar

The Pap smear was one of the great public health innovations of the 20th Century. However, the way in which the test is currently used brings up important issues of sexism, paternalism, [...]

Framing Responsibility: HIV and the Performativity of the Law

a brown bag lunch talk with Kane Race

November 11, Friday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Kane Race, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, and CSGS Visiting Scholar

How can we register the participation of a range of elements, extending beyond the human subject, in the production of HIV events and drug effects? [...]

(M)Other Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures: Claiming the English Family in the Crimea

(M)OTHER SEACOLE’S WONDERFUL ADVENTURES: CLAIMING THE ENGLISH FAMILY IN THE CRIMEA

a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Elahe Haschemi Yekani

April 4, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Elahe Haschemi Yekani, English and American Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

Situated at the interdisciplinary intersections of literary and cultural studies combining approaches from gender studies, postcolonial [...]

Creating Proper Men: Masculinities, Embodiment & Agency in the West Bank

CREATING PROPER MEN: MASCULINITIES, EMBODIMENT AND AGENCY IN THE WEST BANK

a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Maria Malmström

March 7, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Maria Malmström, CSGS Visiting Scholar

In this talk, Dr. Malmström will discuss constructions of gender, embodiment and agency among male Hamas youths in the West Bank through [...]

Coming Out or Inviting In?: Reframing Disclosure Paradigms: lunch talk

COMING OUT OR INVITING IN?: REFRAMING DISCLOSURE PARADIGMS

a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Darnell L. Moore

February 7, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Darnell L. Moore, CSGS Visiting Scholar

Click here for a PDF transcript of the talk.

Does “coming out of the closet” properly function as the most useful way to [...]