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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 [...]

Nov 14: Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity

Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity

a panel discussion with Anthony Petro & Jill Stevenson

Thursday, November 14 5 to 7 pm

Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University

Jill Stevenson, Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College

In her recently published book, Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Century America, Jill Stevenson [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Religion, Sexuality and AIDS: All the News That’s Fit to Print?: Diane Winston @ NYU

The Lerner Workshop in Religion and Society at NYU, Inaugural Lecture by Diane Winston

Thursday, April 26 6 to 7:30 pm

Diane Winston, Knight Chair, Media and Religion, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California

Winston examines three newspapers, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 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 [...]

Margarethe Von Trotta’s VISION comes to the FILM FORUM October 13

OCTOBER 13-26 – TWO WEEKS ONLY MARGARETHE VON TROTTA IN PERSON OPENING WEEKEND!

209 W Houston Street (212) 727-8110 www.filmforum.org Showtimes: 1:00, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50, 10:00 Tickets available online beginning October 6

Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century [...]

Christianity & Sexuality Series @ Brick Presbyterian Church

Sundays at 10 AM in the Living Room

The Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York 62 E 92nd St @ Park Ave New York City

April 25 Professor Ann Pellegrini, New York University The Sex Debates: Morality, Religion and Psychology in Contemporary America

May 2 Dr. Robert Dykstra, Princeton Theological Seminary [...]

The Traffic in Policy: Religion, Sexuality, and the State

A symposium co-organized by NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality with funding by The Henry Luce Foundation

April 30, Friday 10 AM to 6 PM

Keynote lecture by Roberto J. Blancarte (Center of Sociological Studies, El Colegio de México).

Other confirmed participants include: Faye [...]

Bethany Moreton & Kathryn Stockton: Panel Discussion & Book Party @ NYU

November 20, Friday 4 to 6 PM

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

For more information, please visit: http://sca.as.nyu.edu/object/stocktonmorton_sca_fall09

Panel members:

Event and panel host: Lisa Duggan (SCA, NYU)

The Queer Child: Or Growing Sideways in the 20th Century Kathryn Bond Stockton With comment by: Prof. Jose [...]