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Nov 29: “Legalizing Eroticism”: Masochism, Pleasure, and Queer Spectatorship in Mexican ‘Rumbera’ Films (1940s-1950s)

a talk by Laura G. Gutiérrez

November 29, Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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

Laura G. Gutiérrez, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona

This presentation examines a number of cinematic texts that belong to a corpus of films from the so-called Golden-Age of Mexican cinema […]

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

a talk by Sima Shakhsari

This talk scheduled for October 30th has been canceled due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

For more information, please contact the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center at 212-998-8877.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Iranian Studies Initiative and the Center for the […]

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 Louise […]

Oct 18: Queer Asia: Performing Global Diaspora

the first in the series Globally Queer?

October 18, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

location: NYU Dept. of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Chair/Moderator/Comment: Gayatri Gopinath, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Bright Lights, Gay Globality: Queer World-making in Metropolitan Manila Bobby Benedicto, The Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Tropic […]

Sept 19: A New Queer Agenda: launch party for Scholar & Feminist Online

a launch party for Scholar & Feminist Online

September 19, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

Location: NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor

A New Queer Agenda, a special double issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online (issue 10.1-10.2, Fall 2011/Spring 2012 guest edited by Joseph N. DeFilippis, Lisa […]

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 […]

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 California […]

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 […]

Cabaret of Confusion: Political Performance and the Work of Variety

a lunch talk with T.L. Cowan

February 8, Wednesday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

T.L. Cowan, Women’s and Gender Studies and English, University of Saskatchewan; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University

The cabaret—or, more broadly, the variety show—is arguably the most open and resilient form of live expressive […]

REVIEW: Desire for the Other: “Together and Separately”

Desire for the Other: “Together and Separately” New York University, 4 November 2011

“Desire for the Other: Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis In Conversation” was the latest in a series of collaborations between the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU’s Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the journal Studies in Gender and […]

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Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

Contested Memories: Gender, Violence, & Extremism in Sri Lanka

a panel with Fatima Cadre, Nimmi Gowrinathan, & Sujith Xavier, as part of the 10th annual Global South Asia Conference (Feb 23 & 24)

February 24, Saturday
9 to 11 am

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

The Extractive Zone: The Social Ecologies of Cecilia Vicuña

extracive zone

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris

February 28, Wednesday
6 to 8 pm

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
NYC

Signs & Grips

Signs & Grips

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

March 6, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th FL
NYC

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

The Rise of the Global Right: Feminist/Queer Critiques

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Masha Gessen, Svati Shah, & Neferti Tadiar

March 22, Thursday
6:30 to 8:30 pm

5 Washington Place, room 101
NYC