The Gender and Sexual Politics of End-of-Life Care

a panel discussion with Susan Gerbino, Amber Hollibaugh, Ann Neumann, and Ai-Jen Poo April 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Women – whether wives, mothers, daughters, or female (under)paid home or hospital healthcare workers – are disproportionately responsible for caring for the infirm and elderly in US society. This burden of care involves both extraordinary …

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love

a performance piece April 3, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Coming Out Muslim is a poignant performance piece that captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with our faith. The stories range from tales about other people’s …

Cleaving to the Scene of Shame: Stigmatized Childhoods in The End of Alice and Two Girls, Fat and Thin

a lecture by Kaye Mitchell April 4, Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm Kaye Mitchell, American Studies and English, University of Manchester respondent: Heather Love, English, University of Pennsylvania moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor This event is free and …

Show & Prove: The Tensions, Contradictions, & Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies in Practice

a two-day conference March 30, Friday 5 to 7 pm March 31, Saturday 8:30 am to 8 pm For more information, please email cmep(at)nyu.edu. Registration for the conference must be completed by filling out this FORM. For full schedule, click here. Show and Prove 2012 (S&P 2012) provides an opportunity for a community of scholars, …

The Fetishism of Colonial Commodities and the Intimacies of Four Continents

a lecture by Lisa Lowe April 5, Thursday (rescheduled from March 22) 4 to 6 pm Lisa Lowe, Comparative Literature, UC San Diego This lecture revisits Marx’s fetishism of commodities and nineteenth-century liberal policies of “free trade” in relation to products (like tea, sugar, cottons, and opium) that expressed the colonial and imperial relations between …