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Dec 5: Shaming, Flaming: Lawrence King & the Murderous Regulation of Gender Non-conforming Youth

Shaming, Flaming: Lawrence King & the Murderous Regulation of Gender Non-conforming Youth

a forum with Ken Corbett & Gayle M. Salamon

December 5, Friday 5 to 7 pm

Ken Corbett, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York University

Gayle M. Salamon, English, Princeton University

In February 2008, Larry King, a 15-year-old gender [...]

October 14: TAKING OFFENSE: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

Taking Offense: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong’o, Ann Pellegrini, Avgi Saketopoulou, & Karen Shimakawa

October 14, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:15

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Jack Halberstam, American Studies & Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English, USC [...]

Sept 25: Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

a forum with Tey Meadow & Afsaneh Najmabadi

Thursday, September 25 6:30 to 8 pm

Tey Meadow, Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Harvard University

Afsaneh Najmabadi, History and Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Harvard University

In this interdisciplinary conversation, Tey [...]

April 24: Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

a forum with Lori G. Beaman, Benjamin Berger, Katherine M. Franke, Marco Huaco, Louise Melling, Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll, Pam Spees, Nelson Tebbe, Juan Marco Vaggione, Rev. Winnie Varghese–and more

Thursday, April 24 2 to 6 pm

For [...]

April 1: Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

a lecture by P.A. Skantze

Tuesday, April 1 6:30 to 8 pm

P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, and CSGS Global Visiting Scholar

This lecture, born of P.A. Skantze’s project The Flaneur at Her Devotions, makes use of a new methodology Skantze has been experimenting with: [...]

POSTPONED: Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National and Institutional Boundaries

Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National and Institutional Boundaries

The second installment of this year’s Globally Queer? series — a talk with Tey Meadow & Afsaneh Najmabadi

THIS PANEL DISCUSSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR THE SPRING 2014 SEMESTER.  MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Tey Meadow, Sociology, [...]

Oct 15: Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

a roundtable discussion with Beatriz Preciado, and José Muñoz & Avital Ronell

Tuesday, October 15 6:30 to 8 pm

Beatriz Preciado, History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance, University of Paris 8

José Muñoz, Performance Studies, New York [...]

April 3: Stand Close: a conversation on feminist rage, artist-writer collaboration, and the archive, moderated by Tavia Nyong’o

Stand Close

a conversation on feminist rage, artist-writer collaboration, and the archive — moderated by Tavia Nyong’o

Presented by the NYU Performance Studies Forum.

Wednesday, April 3rd 7 pm

Department of Performance Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Studio 612

Moderated by Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University.

In conjunction with “Stand Close, [...]

February 5: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life

Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life

Tuesday, February 5 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Department of Performance Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 621

Join us for the first Performance Studies Forum event of the semester: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life! Mx Bond will present on the the critical theme [...]

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 [...]