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“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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April 24: OTHERWISE: Queer Theory into Song

Otherwise: Queer Theory into Song

an evening of performance conceived by & featuring Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, & many others

April 24, Sunday 7 to 9 pm

Tickets required — $15 each. Click here to purchase now!

Conceived and curated by Ph.D. Professor Punk Rock Singer, President Of The American […]

April 7: ‘An Eight Day Passage’: Performance Art, Endurance, & Men

‘An Eight Day Passage’: Performance Art, Endurance, & Men

a lecture by Dominic Johnson

April 7, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Dominic Johnson, English & Drama, Queen Mary University of London, and CSGS Visiting Scholar, New York University

‘On the morning of the 25th October 1977 I shall be incarcerated within the confines […]

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: lyric […]

April 19: Cripistemologies: a Disability Studies mini-conference

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[image on poster courtesy of Sunaura Taylor, “Lobster Girl”, oil paint on digital print on paper, 5.5′ x 3.5′ (66″ x 42″), 2011]

The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at New York University presents

Cripistemologies

a disability studies mini-conference with Patrick Anderson, Toby Beauchamp, […]

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love

a performance piece

April 3, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm

Coming Out Muslim is a poignant performance piece that captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith.

The stories range from tales about […]

Dr. Ghislaine Pussait’s Homobonobo Project: a performance by Shelly Mars

March 1, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Shelly Mars, solo performance artist

followed by a discussion led by: Una Chaudhuri, English, New York University Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

A multi-media presentation in the style of a keynote lecture by the self-important Dr. Pussait, a Belgian ethologist and […]

REVIEW: Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: “This Is Just Like Life”

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: “This Is Just Like Life” New York University, 15 November 2011

The fall CSGS calendar of evening events ended on an amazing note, with a conversation between Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider, hosted by CSGS and NYU’s Department of Performance Studies. Jackson and Schneider, whose books include The Melancholy of […]

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider

Read a review of this talk!

November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Shelley Jackson, writer and artist

Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work of […]

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 […]

Gender and Sexuality: a Musical Revue!

April 29, Friday 7 to 8:30 pm: Gender and Sexuality: a Musical Revue!

The day’s conversation will be followed by an early evening performance party — with music and queer burlesque highlights! — to celebrate the 11th anniversary of CSGS. Producer Viva DeConcini is rounding up a bevy of special guest stars, so put on […]

* FALL 2016 EVENTS *

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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

Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983

Life & Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 to 1983

a one-day symposium featuring Tim Lawrence (University of East London), Bernie Gendron (music historian), Leonard Abrams (East Village Eye), Patti Astor (downtown actor, Fun Gallery, Wild Style), Johnny Dynell (Mudd Club, Pyramid, Danceteria, Area), Steven Harvey (New York Rocker), Danny Krivit (Roxy), Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid), John Robie (musician, producer), Sharon White (The Saint), Pat Ivers & Emily Armstrong (Nightclubbing), Kit Fitzgerald (video artist), Marvin Taylor (NYU), Jeffrey Deitch (gallerist), Michael Holman (Canal Zone, Gray, Negril, breaking impresario), Chi Chi Valenti (Mudd Club, Danceteria), Michael Zilkha (ZE Records), & Sukhdev Sandhu (NYU)

October 8, Saturday
10 am to 6 pm

721 Broadway, 6th Floor, room 612
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