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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 [...]

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 [...]

March 6: The AIDS Generation

The AIDS Generation

a panel discussion with Eric Bartley, Jack Drescher, & Perry N. Halkitis

Thursday, March 6 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Eric Bartley, AIDS activist and Housing Works, Inc. Board of Directors member

Jack Drescher, psychiatrist & psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City

Perry N. Halkitis, Applied Psychology, Public Health [...]

Feb 27: Queer Canada

Queer Canada

part of the Globally Queer? series

a lecture by Rinaldo Walcott with discussant Tavia Nyong’o

Thursday, February 27 6:30 to 8 pm

Rinaldo Walcott, Sociology and Equity Studies, University of Toronto

Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, New York University

The final installment of this year’s Globally Queer? series features the pioneering, interdisciplinary [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Feb 28: Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death

Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death

a talk by Sima Shakhsari

Thursday, February 28 12:30 to 2 pm

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

Sima Shakhsari, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

Co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near [...]

October 5: Religious Exemptions, Sexual Freedom & the Biopolitics of U.S. Healthcare

Religious Exemptions, Sexual Freedom, and the Biopolitics of U.S. Healthcare

an afternoon symposium

October 5, Friday 1 to 6 pm

Confirmed Participants: Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University Elizabeth A. Castelli, Barnard College Katherine Franke, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School Janet R. Jakobsen, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College [...]

Seminars in the City: Bringing Queer to the K-12 Classroom

Seminars in the City: Bringing Queer to the K-12 Classroom

Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm

March 3rd, March 21st, and May 5th

123 William Street (downtown Manhattan) New York, NY 10038

If you can attend, please RSVP to queeringthecurriculum(at)gmail.com as soon as possible.

This past summer, queer people and our allies cheered the [...]

REVIEW: From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: “In Your Own Persons, Where You Are”

From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Queer Self-Fashioning of the Ladies of Llangollen: “In Your Own Persons, Where You Are” New York University, 5 October 2011

NYU’s Ireland House was the perfect setting for Fiona Brideoake’s talk, sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and [...]