Trans* Bodies & Cultures

a conversation with Sayan Bhattacharya, Anindya Hajra, & C. Riley Snorton; moderated by Gayatri Gopinath ‘Trans*’ as a prefix suggests movement and boundary-crossing. Most productively, it has also come to denote the mobility and transitions across genders and sexualities. How can we think about trans-ness trans-nationally and trans-culturally? This panel will focus on multiple ways of thinking about cross-border […]

The Forty-Year-Old Version

a conversation with Radha Blank & Anna Maria Horsford Register for this free Zoom webinar here. In the film The Forty-Year-Old Version, desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper. Join the film’s director Radha Blank and award-winning actress […]

Space & Time I: Crowds, Bodies, Affect

a conversation with Nadje Al-Ali, Frances Hasso, Jasbir Puar, & Discussant Gayatri Gopinath Uprisings we are told move not by contamination but by resonance.  It’s the affective force of the uprising itself that is the current of both movement and change. Bodies acting together in risk is transformative. A change that starts not with consciousness […]

Colonialism, Sex, Disease

a conversation with Sadia Abbas, Charu Gupta, & Nayan Shah; moderated by Gayatri Gopinath Register for this free online event here. This webinar marks the second session of a new webinar series, Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality: a collaboration between CSGS and the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality at Ashoka […]

New Directions in Trans of Color Scholarship

a roundtable with Jian Neo Chen, madison moore, & Dora Santana, moderated by Hentyle Yapp Jian Neo Chen, Women’s,Gender, & Sexuality Studies and English, Ohio State University madison moore, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University Dora Santana, Gender Studies, John Jay College, CUNY Hentyle Yapp, Art & Public Policy, New York University Trans […]

Facing “Comfort Women”: Representations and Reckonings

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, NYU Department of Performance Studies, NYU Department of East Asian Studies, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. REGISTRATION REQUIRED This panel brings in conversation […]

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 […]

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, […]

Nov 17: ALL THE WEIGHT OF OUR DREAMS: On Living Racialized Autism

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism a lecture by & book celebration with Lydia X. Z. Brown November 17, Friday 4 to 6 pm Lydia X. Z. Brown, Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University Lydia X. Z. Brown is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and speaker who disrupts institutional complacency […]

Sept 26: PISSED

Pissed a panel & conversation with Cassils, Jack Halberstam, Titus Kaphar, Joel Sanders, & Chase Strangio September 26, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm Announcing PISSED, a panel and conversation about art, architecture and legal action as tactics for promoting inclusivity. Held in conjunction with Cassils solo show, Monumental, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, the presenters use […]