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 […]

How to Have Sex in a Pandemic: Intimacy, Disease, & the Politics of Vulnerability

a roundtable discussion with Kenyon Farrow, Amber Musser, Juana Maria Rodriguez, & Dean Spade; moderated by Chandan Reddy CART captioning services will be provided. This panel brings together queer/feminist scholars and activists to consider how the spread of COVID-19 – like prior pandemics – has impacted and disorganized our understandings of the body, the boundaries […]

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 […]


a two-day symposium with keynotes by Radha Hegde, Miriam Ticktin, & Alyosxa Tudor April 4 & 5, Thursday & Friday, 9:30 am to 8 pm MCC, 239 Greene Street, 8th floor More info here How do sexuality and borders intersect? What role does sexuality play in the production, maintenance and disruption of contemporary border regimes? […]


NEW BOOKS, OLD SINS: EARLY-MODERN SODOMY, BESTIALITY, CROSS-DRESSING a conversation between Greta LaFleur & Zeb Tortorici, moderated by Justin Abraham Linds February 14, Thursday, 6 to 7:30 pm CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor Greta LaFleur, American Studies, Yale University Justin Abraham Linds, Doctoral Candidate, American Studies, New York University Zeb Tortorici, Spanish & Portuguese […]

March 29 :: VIBRATOR NATION: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure a book talk with Lynn Comella, in conversation with Julie Scelfo March 29, Thursday 7 to 8 pm Lynn Comella, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas In the 1970s a group of pioneering feminist entrepreneurs launched a movement that ultimately changed […]

Oct 25: INTIMATE RELATIONS: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity a lecture by Amelia Jones October 25, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Amelia Jones, American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Dornsife This talk is based on the book project Intimate Relations, where Jones traces the interrelated histories of the terms “queer” and “performative” since 1950 in anglophone discourse. […]