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The DSK Scandal: Transatlantic Reflections on Sex, Law, and Politics

Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2

Cardozo School of Law (55 Fifth Avenue) Institute of French Studies, New York University, at La Maison Française of NYU (16 Washington Mews)

With the co-sponsorship of IRIS (CNRS/EHESS) & Faculty of Law, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, and the support of UMI Transitions (CNRS/NYU)

Co-organized by Éric Fassin, […]


Presented by the New View Campaign:

Since 2008, we in the New View Campaign have challenged the growth of a dangerous new industry, female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS), wherein amputations of parts of the vulva (“labiaplasty” “clitoral hood reduction”) are marketed as “enhancement” and “beautification” procedures. On their websites, many FGCS surgeons post before […]

“When They Come Home That’s When the Real Challenge Begins”: Women’s Experiences of Men’s Release from Prison

Presented by the Crime, Law and Deviance Workshop

Megan Comfort, Senior Research Sociologist, RTI International

November 11, Friday 2 to 4 pm 295 Lafayette St, 4th Floor Conference Room

Megan Comfort is a Senior Research Sociologist in the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division at RTI International and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine […]

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

November 10, Thursday 6:30 pm Peter Brooks (Princeton University) discusses “Desire at the End.”

Friday, November 11 5 pm David Konstan (New York University) will examine “Beauty and Desire, or When did Aesthetics Go Astray?”

Keynotes: Peter Brooks and David Konstan

The concept of desire has been the subject of much examination throughout centuries of […]

Call for Submissions: Black Gay Genius: Joseph Beam and In the Life

Call for Submissions: Black Gay Genius: Joseph Beam and In the Life

On the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the seminal publication, In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology, edited by Joseph Beam, we are currently seeking submissions for an anthology on the legacy of Joseph Beam and In the Life. This anthology will […]

CFP: Queering Religion, Religious Queers

Intersecting Contradiction? Queering Religion, Religious Queers Yvette Taylor and Ria Snowdon (eds)

CALL FOR CHAPTERS Deadline for Abstracts: 06 January, 2012

This collection will consider how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity (Stein, 2001; Yip, 2005; Taylor, 2009). It asks how these intersections are […]

CFP: Drama and Domestic Violence

Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers should be 15 minutes in length […]

Call for Abstracts: 5th Annual Conf for New Media, Youth, and Sexual Health

Sex::Tech is the premier event for health professionals; technology experts; researchers and educators; community leaders and advocates; parents and young people to advance sexual health awareness, knowledge, and strategies. This annual gathering is hosted by ISIS Inc., a California-based nonprofit providing leadership, innovation, education, and research for technology to promote sexual health, healthy relationships, […]

Seminars in the City: Queer Bloomsbury/Buggersbury

Presented by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Facilitated by Dr. Andrea Freud Loewenstein

Seminars will run Thursday Evenings on the following dates:

October 20th and 27th and November 3rd and 10th 7 to 9 pm

CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue NYC

“How queer,” Virginia Woolf wrote, “to have so many selves.” If […]

Strategic Displacements: Narratives of Transnational Adoption and the Unending Korean War

Strategic Displacements: Narratives of Transnational Adoption and the Unending Korean War

Film Screening and Colloquium: Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies, Korean Studies Colloquium, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

Film Screening:

The Woman, the Orphan, and the Tiger followed by discussion with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

Time: Monday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm Place: […]

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