Black Futures

a book talk with Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present An infinite geography of possible futures What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of […]

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 […]

Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Humanities, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu’s (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) Experiments in […]

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 […]

On Community Care: Documenting A/P/A Voices During COVID-19

An A/P/A Voices: Public Memory Project Event Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, New York Center for Global Asia, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Monument Lab. In Spring 2020, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU developed A/P/A Voices: A […]

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 […]

Terrifying Drag

a conversation with Faluda Islam & LaWhore Vagistan RSVP: This conversation brings together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices. Specifically: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as […]


PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE BARRIOS: RACE, CLASS, & THE UNCONSCIOUS a book launch & roundtable with Christopher Christian, Patricia Gherovici, & Carlos Padrón March 8, Friday, 5 to 7 pm 19 University Place, first floor, room 102 EVENT WILL ALSO BE LIVESTREAMED FROM THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE. Since 2009, CSGS has collaborated each year with the journal Studies in […]


a book launch with Zanele Muholi, in conversation with Deborah Willis September 27, Thursday, 6:30 to 8 pm Silver Center, Jurow Hall, 100 Washington Square East, 1st floor Please RSVP to or 212-998-IAAA (4222). Join Deborah Willis and Zanele Muholi in conversation to promote Muholi’s new book, Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness, at the Institute of African […]

April 19 :: I ❤️ (RACIST) NY: Envisioning Race in the Empire City

I ❤️ (Racist) NY: Envisioning Race in the Empire City a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Jacqueline Nassy Brown April 19, Thursday 6 to 8 pm Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York In the fall of 2015, a professor of New York City history offered an introductory lecture on […]