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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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October 14: TAKING OFFENSE: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

Taking Offense: Trigger Warnings & the Neoliberal Politics of Endangerment

a panel discussion with Lisa Duggan, Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong’o, Ann Pellegrini, Avgi Saketopoulou, & Karen Shimakawa

October 14, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:15

Lisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Jack Halberstam, American Studies & Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, and English, USC [...]

Sept 25: Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National & Institutional Boundaries

a forum with Tey Meadow & Afsaneh Najmabadi

Thursday, September 25 6:30 to 8 pm

Tey Meadow, Sociology and Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Harvard University

Afsaneh Najmabadi, History and Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Harvard University

In this interdisciplinary conversation, Tey [...]

April 21: “I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

a panel discussion with Reina Gossett, CeCe McDonald, & Dean Spade

Monday, April 21 7:30 pm

Event is free, but registration is REQUIRED — click here to register!

For more information about this event, please contact the Barnard [...]

POSTPONED: Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National and Institutional Boundaries

Transgender/Transnational: Mapping Transgender Subjectivity Across National and Institutional Boundaries

The second installment of this year’s Globally Queer? series — a talk with Tey Meadow & Afsaneh Najmabadi

THIS PANEL DISCUSSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR THE SPRING 2014 SEMESTER.  MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Tey Meadow, Sociology, [...]

Oct 15: Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

a roundtable discussion with Beatriz Preciado, and José Muñoz & Avital Ronell

Tuesday, October 15 6:30 to 8 pm

Beatriz Preciado, History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance, University of Paris 8

José Muñoz, Performance Studies, New York [...]

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 5: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life

Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life

Tuesday, February 5 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Department of Performance Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 621

Join us for the first Performance Studies Forum event of the semester: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life! Mx Bond will present on the the critical theme [...]

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 [...]

Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law

a talk by Dean Spade

April 19, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence

in conversation with

Andrea Ritchie and Reina Gossett

Join us in a celebration of Dean Spade’s recently released book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, in conversation with [...]

Race Does Gender: Braiding Cultural Theory & Clinical Psychoanalysis

RACE DOES GENDER: BRAIDING CULTURAL THEORY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS

a clinical case study presented by Avgi Saketopoulou with commentary by Tavia Nyong’o & Cleonie V. White

February 15, Tuesday 8 to 10 pm

Avgi Saketopoulou, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYU

Discussants:

Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, NYU

Cleonie V. White, William Alanson White [...]