Black Futures

a book talk with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present An infinite geography of possible futures What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of […]

Queer Diasporic Visual Art: Islamicate Contexts

a public discussion with Laurence Rasti, Alireza Shojaian, & Sarp Kerem Yavuz; moderated by Andrew Gayed Register for this free Zoom webinar here. This panel explores questions of queerness and diaspora through the lens of visual art. CSGS Visiting Scholar Dr. Andrew Gayed will be in conversation with acclaimed contemporary artists Alireza Shojaian, Laurence Rasti, […]

Curating Performance: A Map Drawn to the Scale of the Territory Itself

THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!   the 5th Annual Performance Studies Curatorial Symposium with Nana Adusei Poku, Hendrik Folkerts, Noémie Solomon, Diya Vij, & others to be announced. For more and updated information about this event, please visit here. It is well known that performances are situated temporally and performance […]

Decolonial Aesthetics: Feminist Responses to Occupation

a roundtable with Sameetah Agha, Layal Ftouni, Samar Haddad King, & Ather Zia Sameetah Agha, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute Layal Ftouni, CSGS Visiting Scholar & Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Samar Haddad King, Artistic Director, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Ather Zia, Anthropology, University of Colorado Greeley This roundtable places in […]

On Queering Latinx Art

A conversation between Vick Quezada and art historian Alexis Salas examining queer ways of analyzing Latinx art at the intersection of indigeneity, the Anthropocene, spirituality and new modes of resistance. The conversation will revolve around notions of art and queer kinship. For more information about this event, click here.—Alexis Salas is an art historian of […]

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 […]

Thinking Unruly Aesthetics

a roundtable with Kandice Chuh, Allan deSouza, & Gayatri Gopinath, moderated by Alpesh Kantilal Patel Kandice Chuh, English, Graduate Center, City University of New York Allan deSouza, Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley Gayatri Gopinath, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Contemporary Art & Theory, Florida International University This roundtable places […]


a book launch & roundtable with Licia Fiol-Matta, Gayatri Gopinath, Lisa Lowe, Ritty Lukose, Manijeh Moradian, & Tavia Nyong’o November 15, Thursday, 6 to 8 pm PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION:  Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, 1st floor Licia Fiol-Matta, Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures, New York University Gayatri Gopinath, Social & […]


a conversation with Rosamond S. King & Angelique V. Nixon October 23, Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Rosamond S. King, English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York Angelique V. Nixon, Institute for Gender & Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad Two award winning artist-scholars […]


a book launch with Zanele Muholi, in conversation with Deborah Willis September 27, Thursday, 6:30 to 8 pm Silver Center, Jurow Hall, 100 Washington Square East, 1st floor Please RSVP to or 212-998-IAAA (4222). Join Deborah Willis and Zanele Muholi in conversation to promote Muholi’s new book, Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness, at the Institute of African […]