March 31 :: RECORDING ANGELS: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

Recording Angels: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield March 31, Friday 6 to 8 pm “Recording Angels” is an interdisciplinary conversation about the ethics and challenges of working with trauma […]

Feb 21: THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF MEAT

The Sexual Politics of Meat a lecture by Carol J. Adams February 21, Tuesday 6 to 8:30 pm Carol J. Adams, writer & activist In this multi-media lecture and discussion, author and activist Carol J. Adams discusses the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food.  Adams is the […]

Nov 15 :: QUEER/ANIMAL/THEORY: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity

Queer/Animal/Theory: Psychoanalysis & Subjectivity a lecture by Carla Freccero November 15, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Carla Freccero, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz Both animal studies and queer theory share theoretical inheritances, even as they diverge in some of their philosophical and political commitments. This talk assesses the (non-exclusive) reciprocal impact of animal studies and queer […]

Oct 20 :: SEX MUSEUMS: The Politics & Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display a lecture by Jennifer Tyburczy October 20, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm Jennifer Tyburczy, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara All museums are sex museums. In her book Sex Museums: The Politics & Performance of Display, Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality—particularly how […]

Oct 13: TRANS CAPABLE: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being a lecture by C. Riley Snorton October 13, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm C. Riley Snorton, Africana Studies, Cornell University Flesh provides one route into the proverbial question of how matter matters, and Hortense Spillers’ notion of “female flesh ungendered” guides Snorton’s analysis of sex and gender as racial arrangements, […]

Sept 22: Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault with Mark D. Jordan, Carolyn Dinshaw & Anthony Petro September 22, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York, University Mark D. Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University In his most recent book, Convulsing Bodies: Religion & Resistance in Foucault, […]

March 23: KEN CORBETT: A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High

A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High a book release celebration for and with Ken Corbett March 23, Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30 pm Ken Corbett, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, New York University Please join us to celebrate the publication of Ken Corbett’s new book: A Murder Over a Girl: Justice Gender, Junior High. Free & […]

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 […]

December 3: Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender & Religion

Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender and Religion a lecture by Oriol Poveda December 3, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm Oriol Poveda, PhD candidate, Theology and Uppsala Religion & Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden B​ased on interviews and observations in Israel and North America among transgender Jews with Orthodox backgrounds, both […]

December 10: Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World a lecture by Roger O. Friedland December 10, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm Roger O. Friedland, Visiting Professor, Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University Romantic love is a social fact in the Muslim world. It is also a gender politics impinging […]