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“In effect, we live in a legal, social, and institutional world where the only relations possible are extremely few, extremely simplified, and extremely poor. There is, of course, the relation of marriage, and the relations of family, but how many other relations should exist…!” -Michel Foucault

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March 3: The Present & Future of LGBT Political Identity

The Present & Future of LGBT Political Identity

a lecture by Patrick Egan with discussant Leonie Huddy

March 3, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Patrick J. Egan, Politics, New York University

Leonie Huddy, Political Science, SUNY Stony Brook

The U.S. Supreme Court’s extension of the right to marry to all 50 states caps a […]

January 28: Troubling the Teaching & Learning of Sexuality Diversity in South African Education

Troubling the Teaching & Learning of Sexuality Diversity in South African Education

a lecture by Dennis Francis

January 28, Thursday 7 to 8:30 pm

Dennis Francis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and CSGS Visiting Fulbright Scholar

The lecture is about lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in South African schools. The research globally […]

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 […]

March 11 & 12: Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister

Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister

a series celebrating the works of LGBT artists

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 11 & 12

IAAA (Institute of African American Affairs) at New York University continues the year-long series on lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging stars, of the LGBT intelligentsia. […]

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 into […]

Dec 9: Sister to Sister

Sister to Sister

a panel discussion with Sharon Bridgforth, Jewelle Gomez, & Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano moderated by Eve Sandler, multimedia artist

Monday, December 9 6 pm

The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at NYU presents a semester-long series of lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging […]

Nov 18: Brother to Brother

Brother to Brother

a panel discussion with Thomas Allen Harris, Lenelle Moïse, & Bill Wright

Monday, November 18 6 pm

The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at NYU presents a semester-long series (see also Sister to Sister on December 9th) of lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as […]

Oct 30: “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People

“You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People

a book salon with Ann Pellegrini & Michael Amico

Wednesday, October 30 6 to 7:30 pm

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University

Michael Amico, Doctoral Candidate ABD, American Studies, Yale University

“You Can Tell Just […]

Oct 23: Queer Japan

Queer Japan

The first installment of this year’s Globally Queer? series — a panel discussion with Nina Cornyetz, Yukiko Hanawa, Karen Shimakawa, & J. Keith Vincent

Wednesday, October 23 6 to 8 pm

Nina Cornyetz, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Yukiko Hanawa, East Asian Studies, New York University

April 9: Queer Africa with Desiree Lewis and Keguro Macharia

Queer Africa

the third in the series Globally Queer? — a talk with Desiree Lewis, Keguro Macharia, & Tavia Nyong’o

Tuesday, April 9 6 to 8 pm

Department of Social & Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Desiree Lewis, Women and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa “Scripting Sexualities in […]

* FALL 2016 EVENTS *

Convulsing Bodies

Convulsing Bodies

a conversation with Mark D. Jordan with Carolyn Dinshaw & Anthony Petro

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

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC

After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics & Scholarship

After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics & Scholarship

a two-day conference with featured speakers Karma Chávez, Lisa Duggan, Katherine Franke, Bridget Hughes, Simone Kolysh, Kevin Lotz, Darnell L. Moore, Mignon Moore, Robyn Ochs, Brandon Andrew Robinson, stef shuster, Steven Thrasher, Urvashi Vaid, and many others

October 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday

524 West 59th Street
NYC

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

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
NYC