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April 5: Homoerotic Subjectivities Against, With, and Beyond Cubanía

Homoerotic Subjectivities Against, With, and Beyond Cubanía

a lunch talk with Margaret Frohlich

Friday, April 5 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741

Margaret Frohlich, Spanish and Portuguese, Dickinson College, and CSGS Visiting Scholar

Fidel Castro’s acknowledgement in 2010 of the imprisonment of [...]

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 [...]

February 7: Queer Cuba

Queer Cuba

the second in the series Globally Queer? – a panel discussion with Jafari Allen, José Muñoz, & José Quiroga

Thursday, February 7 6 to 8 pm

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

Jafari Allen, Anthropology and African American Studies, Yale University “A Black/Queer Cuban: Here & There”

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CANCELLED: Obama, Neoliberalism, and the 2012 Election

a talk by Cathy J. Cohen

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Cathy J. Cohen, Political Science, University of Chicago

On May 9, 2012 President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. It was the first time a sitting president in the United States had made such a [...]

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 [...]

Pink Dollar Monsters: Why Queers are Gaggin’ at GaGa and Glee

Tuesday, April 19 7 to 9 pm

The last Counterpublic Collective session of the spring season will look at pop artist Lady Gaga and hit TV show Glee through the relationship between capitalism and queer identity. Both Lady Gaga and Glee have been praised for their impact on and promotion of gay culture and [...]

Panel Discussion on International Solidarity with India’s Sex Workers’ Rights Movement

Panel Discussion on International Solidarity with India’s Sex Workers’ Rights Movement

Wednesday, April 13 5-7pm The Brecht Forum, 451 West St. (West Side Highway), betw. Bank and Bethune

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Free and open to the public!

Dr. Smarajit Jana, one of the founders of the DMSC (Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee) in Calcutta, [...]

James Baldwin’s Global Imagination: a multi-site conference event

JAMES BALDWIN’S GLOBAL IMAGINATION

a multi-site conference event

February 17 to 20, Thursday to Sunday various times

Contact baldwinconference@gmail.com for information

For conference schedule, locations and other details, click HERE (pdf format).

Staged in the context of global economic insecurity, a planet gripped by the ravages of war and climate change, ever-increasing gaps [...]

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom – Lecture with Lisa Lowe

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom

The Helen Pond McIntyre ’48 Lecture with Lisa Lowe Thursday, 11/4, 6:30 pm James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall Barnard College 3009 Broadway (at 117th Street)

Historians characterize the early nineteenth-century arrival of Chinese “coolies” to the Americas as “the transition from slavery to free labor,” in which the [...]

States of Devotion: Religion, Neoliberalism, and the Politics of the Body in the Americas

STATES OF DEVOTION: RELIGION, NEOLIBERALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF THE BODY IN THE AMERICAS

November 4 & 5, Thursday & Friday 10 am to 7 pm

For more information: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/announcements/728-nov-4-5-states-of-devotion

For a PDF of the full program, click here.

This conference aims to promote and strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue about the changing role and place [...]