Oct 19: FROM FIELD TO STAGE TO SCREEN: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea a lecture by E. Patrick Johnson October 19, Thursday 12 to 1:30 pm E. Patrick Johnson, African American Studies, Northwestern University Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research […]


Listening to Images a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Tina Campt November 20, Monday 6 to 8 pm Tina Campt, Africana and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College In this book talk, Tina Campt discusses her recently published monograph Listening to Images (Duke UP, 2017) which explores a way of listening closely to photography, engaging […]

Nov 17: ALL THE WEIGHT OF OUR DREAMS: On Living Racialized Autism

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism a lecture by & book celebration with Lydia X. Z. Brown November 17, Friday 4 to 6 pm Lydia X. Z. Brown, Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University Lydia X. Z. Brown is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker who disrupts institutional complacency […]

Nov 15: COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then & Now

Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then & Now a panel discussion with Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, & Jacqueline Stewart November 15, Wednesday 6 pm Daphne Brooks, African American Studies, Yale University Kara Keeling, Cinema & Media Studies and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife Jacqueline Stewart, Cinema & Media […]

Nov 10: ASKING FOR IT: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! a performance by Adrienne Truscott, & post-show conversation with Ann Pellegrini November 10, Friday 7:30 pm Adrienne Truscott, comedian, activist, & performance artist Tickets start at $35 (student tickets $15) available here. NYU Comedy Festival Combo pack: Buy 1 Adrienne Truscott and […]


The Right to Maim a discussion & celebration of the new book by Jasbir K. Puar with panelists Liat Ben-Moshe, Fred Moten, Helga Tawil-Souri, & Hentyle Yapp, with a response by Jasbir Puar November 3, Friday 5 to 6:30 pm Liat Ben-Moshe, Disability Studies, University of Toledo Fred Moten, Performance Studies, New York University Jasbir Puar, […]

Oct 25: INTIMATE RELATIONS: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity a lecture by Amelia Jones October 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Amelia Jones, American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife This talk is based on the book project Intimate Relations, where Jones traces the interrelated histories of the terms “queer” and “performative” since 1950 in anglophone discourse. […]


Queering Asian American Contemporary Art a forum with Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Laura Kina, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, & Saya Woolfalk October 18, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm RSVP here. Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Jan Christian Bernabe (Center of Art and Thought), brings together […]

Oct 10: UNCHAIN MY FEET, Sama Alshaibi

Unchain My Feet a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Sama Alshaibi October 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact of socio-political […]

Sept 26: PISSED

Pissed a panel & conversation with Cassils, Jack Halberstam, Titus Kaphar, Joel Sanders, & Chase Strangio September 26, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm Announcing PISSED, a panel and conversation about art, architecture and legal action as tactics for promoting inclusivity. Held in conjunction with Cassils solo show, Monumental, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, the presenters use […]