Golem Girl: A Memoir (Riva Lehrer, 2020)

a reading & conversation with authors/artists/disability activists Riva Lehrer & Sunaura Taylor Riva Lehrer’s memoir is a vivid portrait of her life, growing up disabled and Jewish, discovering her sexuality and her place as an artist in the emerging world of Disability Culture. Co-sponsors: ACLS Scholars & Society Program; Center for the Study of Gender […]

Bodyminds Reimagined

a book talk with Sami Schalk Sami Schalk, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison In Bodyminds Reimagined Sami Schalk traces how black women’s speculative fiction complicates the understanding of bodyminds—the intertwinement of the mental and the physical—in the context of race, gender, and (dis)ability. Bridging black feminist theory with disability studies, Schalk demonstrates that […]

Jan 27: NEW WORLD ORDERS: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability a symposium featuring artists Candice Lin & Xandra Ibarra, with Aimee Bahng, Mel Chen, Jasbir Puar, Ivan Ramos, Mark Rifkin, & C. Riley Snorton January 27, Friday 1 to 6 pm Seating is limited, please register here. This symposium pairs recent work in critical indigenous and race studies […]

March 25: Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture a panel with andrè carrington, Julie Elman, & Ramzi Fawaz March 25, Friday 10 am to 5 pm andrè carrington, English & Philosophy, Drexel University and author of Speculative Blackness Julie Elman, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Missouri and author of Chronic Youth Ramzi Fawaz, English, University of […]

February 25: Feminist Queer Crip

Feminist Queer Crip a conversation with Alison Kafer and Sunaura Taylor February 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Alison Kafer, Feminist Studies, Southwestern University Sunaura Taylor, New York University moderator: Mara Mills, Media, Culture & Communication, New York University Department of Media, Culture, & Communication 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor Co-sponsored by the NYU Center […]

April 19: Cripistemologies: a Disability Studies mini-conference

[click on image for larger PDF] [image on poster courtesy of Sunaura Taylor, “Lobster Girl”, oil paint on digital print on paper, 5.5′ x 3.5′ (66″ x 42″), 2011] The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at New York University presents Cripistemologies a disability studies mini-conference with Patrick Anderson, Toby Beauchamp, Mel Chen, Christina […]

Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies: Eli Clare @ NYU

GAWKING, GAPING, STARING: LIVING IN MARKED BODIES A performance by Eli Clare October 4, Monday 7 to 9 pm READ THE REVIEW! Eli Clare, “Building Community/Resisting Shame”: Another side of living in Marked Bodies For more information: please contact the NYU Office of LGBT Student Services at 212-998-4424. Disabled people, trans people, fat people, and […]