Events Archive

Gayborhood and the Politics of Safe Spaces

A Conversation between Amin Ghaziani (There Goes the Gayborhood?, 2014) and Christina Hanhardt (Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence, 2013) How do we understand LGBT community, urban politics, and space? What are the relationships between them? This conversation features two prominent scholar-activists whose latest books examine the complex dynamics between these … Read more

2014 CLAGS ReGenerate Fundraiser Party

Please join Executive Director Kevin Nadal, CLAGS Founder Martin Duberman, our Board of Directors, and honored guests to help celebrate CLAGS’s remarkable accomplishments and raise a glass to ensure its successful future. All funds will go toward ensuring CLAGS’s strong commitment to addressing issues that affect LGBTQ lives and communities through public events and by … Read more

Anxious Times: Theorizing Archives, Homosexuality, and Youth

This talk will draw on Australian archival research to examine the transnational production and circulation of anxieties about homosexuality and youth within the context of 1970s gay politics. Attentive to the historical mobility of the disciplinary relationship between homosexuality, youth, and anxiety, this talk offers a reflection on the ways in which anxiety binds together … Read more

Queer Afropolitans: Mark Gevisser and Kwame Anthony Appiah in Conversation

To mark the publication of his new book, Lost and Found in Johannesburg (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Mark Gevisser, along with Kwame Anthony Anthony Appiah, will speak about the politics of sexuality and race in South Africa and on the rest of the African continent. Mark Gevisser is the author of the prizewinning A Legacy … Read more

Putting the Law In Its Place: Reflections On the Queer Political Project In India

CLAGS is co-sponsoring the event with the Political Science Program, Anthropology Program, Sociology Program, The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Women’s Studies Certificate Program, QUNY, and the Social and Political Student Theory Association (SPTSA) at The Graduate Center, CUNY. For more information, see the Facebook event. Akshay Khanna works at the intersections of anthropology, … Read more

Constructions of Homoeroticism among Men and Women in Colombia: An Interpretation based on Sexual Biographies

Gabriel Gallego Montes completed his doctorate in Population Studies at the Colegio de Mexico, where he was recognized with the Gustavo Cabrera award in 2008, for best research in the area of demography and population studies. He is currently a researcher with the Family Studies Program of the University of Caldas, in Manizales, Colombia. He has … Read more

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years

Screening and Conversation with Dagmar Schultz and Blanche Wiesen Cook Join us for a screening and conversation with the director of Audre Lorde, the Berlin Years, 1984-1992. The film explores a little-known chapter in Audre Lorde’s life before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. An acclaimed African-American poet and activist, Lorde’s incisive, often … Read more

Mart Crowley in Conversation: Moderated by James Wilson

Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band (1968) is a benchmark in US theatre history and has become shorthand for a view of gay life on the brink of the Stonewall Riots. CLAGS will cap this year’s Performing Que(e)ries events with a conversation with Mart Crowley about the historical and cultural context for the seminal … Read more

Unnatural Acts: Play Reading and Talkback

A special one-night only reading of the revised play Unnatural Acts, which will include a talkback with writers and researchers discussing the process of putting 1920s history on stage as well as the ongoing struggles facing LGBT students on college campuses today. Unnatural Acts was conceived and directed by Tony Speciale in collaboration with a … Read more

LGBT Health Workforce Conference

The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. This conference is designed for health professionals (M.D., D.O., P.A.-C., nurses, dentists, podiatrists, social workers, psychologists, etc.), educators, and students (pre-health professions, … Read more

Rough Around the Edges: Peggy Shaw with Benjamin Gillespie

×Postponed This event has been postponed until Fall 2014. Contact us for more information. Legendary performance artist Peggy Shaw performs selections from her repertoire of work in the lesbian feminist performance troupe Split Britches, including her most recent solo performance of Ruff, which has toured internationally to critical acclaim. In conversation with Benjamin Gillespie, Shaw … Read more

Sexual Intimacy, Gender Variance and the Criminal Law: A Lecture by Alex Sharpe

This presentation, which will begin with a brief film clip from the 1992 film The Crying Game, will challenge the notion that non-disclosure of gender history to sexual partners in advance of sexual intimacy is unethical. It will then challenge the legality and public policy interest in prosecuting transgender people on the basis of ‘fraud’ … Read more

Representing Black Gay Experience: Patrik-Ian Polk in Conversation with Michael Bennett

Discussing such films as Punks, Noah’s Arc, and The Skinny by Patrik-Ian Polk, this conversation will surround the politics of representing black gay experience through film. Moderated by Professor Michael Bennett (Long Island University), the conversation will focus on the development of Polk’s aesthetic over the course of his career, including early and more recent … Read more

TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo’s Story by Dante Alencastre (Film Screening)

TransVisible: Bamby Salcedo\’s Story is a documentary on the life of renowned Los Angeles-based Trans Latina Activist and leader, Bamby Salcedo. Turning her daunting personal challenges and barriers into the very basis of her activism, the film follows her unlikely and transcendent rise into becoming the effective social advocate and role model that she is … Read more

6th Annual Rainbow Book Fair

The Rainbow Book Fair is the most exciting LGBT book event in the U.S and the longest running event of its kind. The 5th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair featured more than 100 publishers, writers, poets, editors, booksellers, and the 1000+ readers who love and buy their books—from the serious to the wild, from … Read more

Brigands, Poets, Assassins, and Queens: Queer Arab Exiles, A Talk by Tarek El-Ariss

This paper traces a queer Arab narrative of exile and estrangement back to pre-Islamic times. It starts with the brigand-poets of ancient Arabia who, pushed to starvation in the desert, swore to take vengeance upon their tribes. It then moves on to the Book of Strangers from medieval Baghdad, which can also be read as … Read more

Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Book Talk with Eng-Beng Lim

A transnational study of Asian performance shaped by the homoerotics of orientalism, Brown Boys and Rice Queens focuses on the relationship between the white man and the native boy. Eng-Beng Lim unpacks this as the central trope for understanding colonial and cultural encounters in 20th and 21st century Asia and its diaspora. Using the native boy as … Read more

The New Black: Screening and Talkback with Yoruba Richen

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines … Read more

Queer Life at Bob Jones: A Lecture by Lance Weldy

Growing up in fundamentalist environments, queers often have to learn to assume a public persona and how to traverse the difficulties of entangled identities and unaccepting spaces. In this presentation, Lance Weldy discusses how fundamentalism has served as a social construct that greatly influenced his own upbringing and the ideological outlook of his generation, while also serving as an unlikely paradigm to see traces of similarities between various queer communities, institutional and otherwise.

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (Screening and Discussion)

Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman (College of Staten Island) will join David Gerstner (College of Staten Island) for a screening and discussion of their acclaimed documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. Drawing on footage and interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project, United in Anger explores the complex evolution of the … Read more

Challenging the Logic of “New HIV Surveillance and Prevention Technologies” – Using Critical Theory to Reappraise the Public Health Response to HIV

A paired presentation by Adrian Guta and Marilou Gagnon The development of ‘treatment-as-prevention’ (TasP) has been touted as a ‘paradigm shift’ in responding to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. These two presentations draw on Foucaudian ‘governmentality’ to chart the development of TasP alongside new adherence technologies, social interventions (e.g., housing initiatives), and criminalization efforts. Mapping Community … Read more

The Renaissance of Roland Barthes

The students of the Comparative Literature and English departments present the second annual conference devoted to Critical Theory. This conference will take place April 25-26, 2013, and will be devoted to the work of noted theorist Roland Barthes. Barthes’ final lecture course, Preparation of the Novel, staged the search for a Vita Nuova and a … Read more

The Brain, Truth and Underwear: The Clinical Management of Gender in Children

Sahar Sadjadi, Visiting Assistant Professor and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, Graduate Center. Dr. Sadjadi is an anthropologist and medical doctor whose research lies at the intersection of science and technology, gender and sexuality and childhood studies. She studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, worked as an emergency room physician, … Read more

Visualizing Big Data, Resisting Criminalization – Summit – Film Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception (JustPublics@365)

Visualizing Big Data, Resisting Criminalization (register here) 2:00pm–4:30pm FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Visualizing big data sets with easy-to-read illustrations can help tell a story and make complex data easier to understand by more people. Hear this panel of experts discuss a range of vizualizations that may help in efforts to resist and transform … Read more

Minding the Body

Minding the Body is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English Student Association in the English program at The Graduate Center (CUNY). This conference will include work by graduate students that considers theoretical perspectives and scholarship that explores the mind-body problem via a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities (literary studies, philosophy, visual arts, … Read more

Notes on a Queer Brain: Can there be a Critical Research on Sex/Gender in Neuroscience?

Anelis Kaiser, associate researcher at the Center for Cognitive Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Kaiser recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Neuroethics on gender and brain science. She is co-founder (with Isabelle Dussauge) of the interdisciplinary network NeuroGenderings, which brings together experts from the brain sciences, the humanities and science … Read more

LGBTQ Health Workforce Conference

This conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. This conference is designed for health professionals (MD, DO, PA, nurses, dentists, podiatrists, social workers, psychologists, etc.), educators, and students (pre-health and graduate), but … Read more

Queer(ing) New York

Lgbtq people have formed and been formed by cities, so much so that literature scholar Julie Abraham has argued that homosexuals have become “models of the city itself” (2009, xix). Of all the cities where lgbtq people have flourished, historian Robert Aldrich has argued that “New York offered a prototype for American gay cultures” (2004, … Read more

Holly Hughes in conversation with Jill Dolan

On Queer Institutionalization Lauded queer performance artist Holly Hughes joins theatre scholar Jill Dolan to discuss the genealogy of her politics and aesthetics as a queer artist in New York, informed by her experiences at venues like the WOW Café, to the development of her pedagogy as a professor at the University of Michigan. Many … Read more

On Fierceness: A Lecture by madison moore

Fierceness is a term that’s generally used to compliment a person’s style—it’s the go-to, sassy way of describing a job well-done. But fierceness isn’t always about compliment. In queer communities, and queer of color communities in particular, fierceness is an expression of creativity as well as the labor of that creativity. ON FIERCENESS addresses the … Read more

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