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April 11-13: Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies

Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies

a conference with keynotes by Fred Moten and Sianne Ngai

Friday through Sunday, April 11-13

To live labor is to negotiate the extended processes of reproducing ourselves and others. To live labor is to engage the material conditions that traverse personhood and thinghood. To live labor is [...]

April 10: Perverse Ambitions, Deviant Careers: A Queer History of the Modern American Workplace

Perverse Ambitions, Deviant Careers: A Queer History of the Modern American Workplace

a lecture by Margot Canaday

Thursday, April 10 6:30 to 8 pm

Margot Canaday, History, Princeton University

While historians of sexuality have explored working class cultures, an assumption that workplaces were “straight spaces” in which queer people passed has limited inquiry [...]

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 [...]

Call for Papers: NYU’s Center for the United States and the Cold War

New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War invites New York metropolitan area based scholars to submit proposals to present at the Center’s seminar series. The Cold War seminar is a venue for work in progress. The seminar is interdisciplinary and international in scope. All papers are pre-circulated.

We are [...]

Spaces of Exception: Violence, Technology and the Transgressive Gendered Body in the Indian Call Center Industry

Radha Hegde Media, Culture and Communication NYU Steinhardt School of Education

Dec 2, 2009 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Institute for Public Knowledge 20 Cooper Square 5th Floor Main Conference Room

With India being drawn into global marketplace as the high-tech solution center for business problems and operations, new types of labor demands [...]

Who Cares About Family? Patricia Hill Collins, Joan Williams, Rhacel Salazar Parrenas

Monday, November 16th 6:30 PM

The Andrew W. Mellon Seminars in the Humanities at the CUNY Center for the Humanities

Despite radical changes in family formations, domestic labor still remains raced, gendered, and otherwise devalued. This panel brings together experts from various fields to examine not only who cares about the family, but [...]

CALL FOR PAPERS: Berkshire Conference on Women’s History

“Generations: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space”

June 9-12, 2011

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Proposals due March 1, 2010.

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is holding its next conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on June 9-12, 2011.

2011 marks the 15th Berkshire Conference on the History of [...]

Thirty Year Reflections on Women on the Line: Changes and Continuities in Women’s Work

Miriam Glucksmann, author of Women on the Line

Presented by the NYU the Center for the United States and the Cold War at the Tamiment Library; co-sponsored by the New York Labor History Association

October 26, Monday 5 to 7 PM

Comments by Linda Gordon, History, NYU

The Tamiment Library Bobst Library 70 [...]