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REVIEW: The Racial Genealogy of Excellence: “Excellence Is The Watchword”

The Racial Genealogy of Excellence: “Excellence Is The Watchword” New York University, 14 September 2011

Roderick A. Ferguson kicked off the fall CSGS calendar of events with a chapter from his provocatively titled forthcoming volume, The Reorder Of Things: On The Institutionalization of Difference. Professor Ferguson contextualized this project in relation to his previous work,the […]

REVIEW: New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy

New Majorities II: A Cross-Country Duet on the State of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Academy New York University, 29 April 2011

New Majorities II had a double task: First, the day-long forum continued an initiative launched at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), and co-conceived by CSW director Kathleen McHugh […]

Secularism, Sex, and Religious Liberty

Wednesday, October 6 6:30 to 8 pm 19 Washington Square North, Events Space

Saba Mahmood Associate Professor of Social Cultural Anthropology, the University of California, Berkeley Joan Scott Harold F. Linder Professor, Institute for Advanced Study Linda Gordon Professor of History, New York University

Part of the The Demands of Tolerance lecture series of NYU […]

Politically Queer: Social In[queer]y and the University

2010 Department of Politics Graduate Student Conference

The New School for Social Research

Saturday May 1, 2010 10 am – 6 pm

Wollman Hall – 65 West 11th St. 5th floor

free and open to all

Featured speakers:

Lisa Duggan Jasbir Puar Jonathan Ned Katz Jose E. Munoz

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Teaching, Not Bowing: Queer Pedagogy in an Age of Assimilation

October 14, Wednesday 7 to 9 PM

LGBTQ Studies Pedagogy Workshop presented by CUNY Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) and co-sponsored by CSGS.

Matthew Brim, English, College of Staten Island, CUNY

This workshop will explore the responsibilities of the queer studies teacher in hyperassimilationist gay and straight culture. How might queer classrooms […]

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, […]

* FALL 2016 EVENTS *

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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

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

a screening & discussion with Erica Cho, Nguyen Tan Hoang, & Eve Oishi

November 4, Friday
7 to 9 pm

Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, Theater 101