Speaking for the Nation: Ethno-Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Politics of Diaspora

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, South Asia at NYU, and Rebecca E. Karl (NYU History Department) through funds provided by the Provost’s Office. Curated by Paula […]

Thinking #MeToo Transnationally: Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Morocco, Taiwan

a roundtable with Zineb Belmkaddem, Mona Eltahawy, Tejaswini Niranjana, Kyla Pasha, & Sarah Suhail, moderated by Fawzia Afzal-Khan & Gayatri Gopinath Zineb Belmkaddem, activist Mona Eltahawy, author & activist Tejaswini Niranjana, Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Kyla Pasha, The Feminist Collective, Pakistan Sarah Suhail, The Feminist Collective, Pakistan What does #MeToo look like beyond […]


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 roundtable with Sa’ed Atshan, Sara Mourad, Jyoti Puri, & Evren Savci October 11, Thursday, 6 to 8 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Sa’ed Atshan, Peace & Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College Sara Mourad, Media Studies, American University in Beirut Jyoti Puri, Sociology, Simmons College Evren Savci, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University Taxonomies […]

Nov 5: Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism

Intersections, Interventions, & the Homoerotics of Orientalism a lecture by Joseph Boone THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Joseph Boone, English, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature, USC Dornsife One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with ‘deviant’ male homosexuality […]

Feb 28: Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death

Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death a talk by Sima Shakhsari Thursday, February 28 12:30 to 2 pm Department of Social & Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Sima Shakhsari, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College Co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and […]

Anticipatory Governance, Queer Difference, and the Emirati Post-Oil Generation

Anticipatory Governance, Queer Difference, and the Emirati Post-Oil Generation Dr Al-Qasimi will be presenting her research on the complex dissemination and policing of queer internet presences in the UAE. Her research project, focused on queerness, governmentality and the post-oil generation in the UAE, is emblematic of the kind of cutting-edge scholarship that is now emerging […]

Creating Proper Men: Masculinities, Embodiment & Agency in the West Bank

CREATING PROPER MEN: MASCULINITIES, EMBODIMENT AND AGENCY IN THE WEST BANK a Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Maria Malmström March 7, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm Maria Malmström, CSGS Visiting Scholar In this talk, Dr. Malmström will discuss constructions of gender, embodiment and agency among male Hamas youths in the West Bank through the prism […]