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April 11 :: South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

a roundtable featuring D’Lo, Swati Khurana, Rajiv Menon, Mallika Rao, & Imran Siddiquee

April 11, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

** SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM **

D’Lo, actor, writer, comedian

Swati Khurana, artist, writer

Rajiv […]

Feb 15 :: THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

The Next American Revolution: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

a series launch with Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Jack Halberstam, & LaMonda Horton-Stallings

February 15, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Roderick Ferguson, African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jack Halberstam, English & Comparative […]

Nov 17: ALL THE WEIGHT OF OUR DREAMS: On Living Racialized Autism

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

a lecture by & book celebration with Lydia X. Z. Brown

November 17, Friday 4 to 6 pm

Lydia X. Z. Brown, Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker who […]

Sept 26: PISSED

Pissed

a panel & conversation with Cassils, Jack Halberstam, Titus Kaphar, Joel Sanders, & Chase Strangio

September 26, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm

Announcing PISSED, a panel and conversation about art, architecture and legal action as tactics for promoting inclusivity. Held in conjunction with Cassils solo show, Monumental, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, the […]

March 31 :: RECORDING ANGELS: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

Recording Angels: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield

March 31, Friday 6 to 8 pm

“Recording Angels” is an interdisciplinary conversation about the ethics and challenges of […]

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. […]

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 […]

Oct 20 :: SEX MUSEUMS: The Politics & Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display

a lecture by Jennifer Tyburczy

October 20, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Jennifer Tyburczy, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

All museums are sex museums. In her book Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display, Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of […]

Oct 13: TRANS CAPABLE: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

a lecture by C. Riley Snorton

October 13, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

C. Riley Snorton, Africana Studies, Cornell University

Flesh provides one route into the proverbial question of how matter matters, and Hortense Spillers’ notion of “female flesh ungendered” guides Snorton’s analysis of […]

Sept 22: Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

with Mark D. Jordan, Carolyn Dinshaw & Anthony Petro

September 22, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York, University

Mark D. Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University

In his most recent […]

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