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 […]


a lecture by Gayatri Sinha September 11, Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 pm Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East 78th Street Gayatri Sinha, art editor, critic & curator RSVP here. Beginning in 1985, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, Arpita Singh and Madhvi Parekh organized exhibitions of their work in Bhopal, Bombay and Delhi, designing their own installations […]

October 29: Sexy Motherf**ker: Queering Incest & the Mother

Sexy Motherf**ker: Queering Incest & the Mother a lecture by Amber Jamilla Musser October 29, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm Amber Jamilla Musser, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Washington University If homosexuality is the love that dare not speak its name, this talk argues that incest, in the form of taboo and metaphor, offers a plethora […]

October 13: ‘A Celebration of the Rights of Alchemy’: Fury & Affiliation in Born in Flames

‘A Celebration of the Rights of Alchemy’: Fury & Affiliation in Born in Flames a lecture by Jayna Brown October 13, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Jayna Brown, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film Born in Flames is set in a post-utopian future. Ten years after a socialist revolution in the US, the voices of […]

April 1: Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre

Hopefully Devoted, or the Feminist Lyre a lecture by P.A. Skantze Tuesday, April 1 6:30 to 8 pm P.A. Skantze, Performance Practices, University of Roehampton, and CSGS Global Visiting Scholar This lecture, born of P.A. Skantze’s project The Flaneur at Her Devotions, makes use of a new methodology Skantze has been experimenting with: lyric theory, […]

February 22: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Gay Marriage, Affective Labor, and the Filipina “Mail Order Bride”

Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride: Gay Marriage, Affective Labor, and the Filipina “Mail Order Bride” a lunch talk with Gina Velasco Friday, February 22 12:30 to 1:45 pm Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality 41-51 East 11th Street, Room 741 Gina Velasco, Women’s & Gender Studies, Keene State College, and CSGS Visiting […]

December 11: What's Gaga Got to do With It? Gaga Feminism and Queer Anarchy

a talk by J. Jack Halberstam December 11, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor J. Jack Halberstam, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California In Gaga Feminism, Jack Halberstam locates Lady Gaga as less an icon than an avatar for new forms of gender […]

Sept 19: A New Queer Agenda: launch party for Scholar & Feminist Online

a launch party for Scholar & Feminist Online September 19, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm Location: NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor A New Queer Agenda, a special double issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online (issue 10.1-10.2, Fall 2011/Spring 2012 guest edited by Joseph N. DeFilippis, Lisa Duggan, […]

The Multiple Futures of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: The Sequel

a panel discussion with Kandice Chuh, Lisa Duggan, Ann Pellegrini, Sarita Echavez See, & Alexandra Vazquez March 7, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm Kandice Chuh, English, Graduate Center, City University of New York Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University Sarita Echavez See, […]

Desire for the Other: Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory in Conversation

a roundtable on the new book With Culture in Mind: Psychoanalytic Stories Read a review of this talk! November 4, Friday 4 to 6 pm 13-19 University Place (map) Lecture room 102 (please note room change) between 8th Street and Waverly Place Panelists include: contributing authors Orna Guralnik and Eyal Rozmarin Ben Kafka, Media & […]