Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

a book presentation & talk with Sandra Ruiz Moving between theatre, experimental video, revolutionary protest, photography, poetry, and durational performance art, Ruiz merges the philosophical, social, and psychic at the site of non-linear aesthetic practices. In doing so, the author argues that Ricanness operates as a continual performance of bodily endurance against U.S. colonialism, unfolding […]

Siting A/P/A Studies: A Celebration of Scholars

book celebration, presentations, & a roundtable discussion with Cristina Beltrán, Liz Ellis, Nicole Fleetwood, Nell Geiser, Ronak K. Kapadia, Manu Karuka, & Jan Padios Ronak K. Kapadia, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago Manu Karuka, American Studies, Barnard College Jan Padios, American Studies, University of Maryland We celebrate three new books by […]

An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of India’s Inspiring Movements for LGBT and Sex Workers’ Rights

a talk with Siddharth Dube Join us for a book talk with Siddharth Dube, the author of An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex, a memoir that takes on issues of love, sexuality, and oppression through Dube’s personal and political journey as a gay man. “[A] heart-stopping memoir of being gay in India […]

Women & Migration: Responses in Art & History

a book conversation with Kalia Nelson, Ellyn Toscano, & Deborah Willis Kalia Nelson, African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University Ellyn Toscano, Programming, Patnerships, & Community Engagement, New York University in Brooklyn Deborah Willis, Photography & Imaging, New York University Join us for lively presentations and conversation from some of the dynamic editors and […]

Terrifying Drag

a conversation with Faluda Islam & LaWhore Vagistan RSVP: apa.nyu.edu/events This conversation brings together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices. Specifically: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as […]

John Kelly: Underneath the Skin

a performance by John Kelly Tickets: https://nyuskirball.org/events/john-kelly-underneath-skin/ Created and performed by John Kelly, Underneath the Skin, is a new solo work of dance-theater drawn from the life of the societal and sexual maverick, Samuel Steward (1909-1993). A novelist, poet, and scholar, Steward abandoned his post as a staid university professor to reinvent himself as a […]