Not Yet Here: Cruising Utopia @ 10

Not Yet Here: Cruising Utopia @ 10 a celebration of the work of José Esteban Muñoz with roundtable featuring Lauren Berlant, Jack Halberstam, Tavia Nyong’o, & Juana María Rodríguez, followed by an evening of performances by Kevin Aviance & Lady Quesa’Dilla SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THIS EVENT Due to an overwhelming amount of interest for this […]

March 23: DARWIN, QUEERLY: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire a lecture by Donovan Schaefer March 23, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm Donovan Schaefer, Lecturer in Religion & Science, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Darwinian biology is often held up as a heteronormative framework. Natural law theologians who are pro-Darwin see it as a way to glorify straightness, […]

March 9: CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song

CSGS Website Launch Party for Otherwise: Queer Scholarship Into Song with music videos & live performance by Kay Turner & The Pages (Viva DeConcini & Mary Feaster) March 9, Thursday 7 to 9 pm Join CSGS and performers Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, and Mary Feaster as we celebrate this homecoming–or homo-coming–of the Otherwise project.  Otherwise transforms “academic” studies of queer […]

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 […]

April 24: OTHERWISE: Queer Theory into Song

Otherwise: Queer Theory into Song an evening of performance conceived by & featuring Kay Turner, Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, & many others April 24, Sunday 7 to 9 pm Tickets required — $15 each. Click here to purchase now! Conceived and curated by Ph.D. Professor Punk Rock Singer, President Of The American Folkloric Society, and General […]

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 […]

Oct 7: On the Gelatinous: Three Movements

On the Gelatinous: Three Movements a lecture by Kyla Wazana Tompkins October 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Kyla Wazana Tompkins, English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Pomona College Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ work in critical race and queer theory, food studies, and American cultural and literary history has thus far focused on the objects, people, […]

Sept 18: The Queer Subjects of Latino/a Psychoanalysis

The Queer Subjects of Latino/a Psychoanalysis a panel discussion with Licia Fiol-Matta & Antonio Viego Wednesday, September 18 6:30 to 8:15 pm Licia Fiol-Matta, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, CUNY; and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures, The Graduate Center, CUNY Antonio Viego, Literature, Duke University Moving between archives high and […]

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 […]

Framing Responsibility: HIV and the Performativity of the Law

a brown bag lunch talk with Kane Race November 11, Friday 12:30 to 1:45 pm Kane Race, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, and CSGS Visiting Scholar How can we register the participation of a range of elements, extending beyond the human subject, in the production of HIV events and drug effects? In the […]