April 23 :: INTRUSION: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State

Intrusion: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State a lecture by Sarah Haley April 23, Monday 6 to 8 pm Sarah Haley, Gender Studies, UCLA This talk will explore the role of mundane and ostentatious forms of carceral terror executed in black homes from the 1970s through the 1990s. It will examine the relationship […]

April 11 :: South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump

South Asian American Masculinities & Popular Culture in the Age of Trump a roundtable featuring D’Lo, Swati Khurana, Rajiv Menon, Mallika Rao, & Imran Siddiquee April 11, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm ** SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM ** D’Lo, actor, writer, comedian Swati Khurana, artist, writer Rajiv Menon, Visiting Scholar, Center for […]

March 29 :: VIBRATOR NATION: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure a book talk with Lynn Comella, in conversation with Julie Scelfo March 29, Thursday 7 to 8 pm Lynn Comella, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas In the 1970s a group of pioneering feminist entrepreneurs launched a movement that ultimately changed […]

April 12 :: QUEER TRANSMISSIONS: A Haiku Hauntology from Shiki to Soseki

Queer Transmissions in Japan: A Haiku Hauntology from Shiki to Soseki a lecture by J. Keith Vincent April 12, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm J. Keith Vincent, World Languages & Literatures, Boston University The close friendship between Natsume Sōseki(1867-1916), Japan’s preeminent modern novelist, and Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), who coined the word “haiku,” is legendary in […]

May 4 :: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THE DIGITAL MAKE: Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology

What Difference Does the Digital Make? Critical Encounters at the Edges of Psychoanalysis & Technology a panel discussion with Patricia Clough, Stephen Hartman, & Fred Moten May 4, Friday 4 to 6 pm Patricia Clough, Psychoanalyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy Stephen Hartman, Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California Fred Moten, Professor, Department of Performance Studies, […]

March 6 :: SIGNS & GRIPS: artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines

Signs & Grips a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Simone Leigh, in conversation with Malik Gaines March 6, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Simone Leigh, multimedia artist Malik Gaines, Performance Studies, New York University Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based on-going exploration of black female subjectivity. She creates sculpture, videos and installations that […]

Feb 28 :: THE EXTRACTIVE ZONE: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies

The Extractive Zone: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris February 28, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm ** PLEASE NOTE DATE & LOCATION CHANGE ** EVENT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED HERE. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute Extending arguments in her recently published book The Extractive Zone: […]

Feb 15 :: THE NEXT AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now

The Next American Revolution: Publishing Protest with American Studies Now a series launch with Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Jack Halberstam, & LaMonda Horton-StallingsFebruary 15, Thursday6 to 8 pmLisa Duggan, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York UniversityRoderick Ferguson, African American Studies, University of Illinois at ChicagoJack Halberstam, English & Comparative Literature, Columbia UniversityLaMonda Horton-Stallings, Women’s Studies, […]

Feb 12 :: JUDITH BUTLER on Susceptibility\Solidarity: Third Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture

Third Annual José E. Muñoz Memorial Lecture by JUDITH BUTLER a lecture on Susceptibility\Solidarity February 12, Monday 6:30 to 8 pm *** SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT*** *** IF YOU HAVE A TICKET: Seating is first-come, first-seated. Reserving a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the stand-by line […]