February 5: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life

Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life Tuesday, February 5 6:30 to 8:30 pm Department of Performance Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 621 Join us for the first Performance Studies Forum event of the semester: Justin Vivian Bond on the Good Life! Mx Bond will present on the the critical theme of “the good …

CANCELED: Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Politics of Death

a talk by Sima Shakhsari This talk scheduled for October 30th has been canceled due to inclement weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Sima Shakhsari, Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College For more information, please contact the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center at 212-998-8877. Co-sponsored by the NYU Iranian Studies Initiative and the Center for the …

Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law

a talk by Dean Spade April 19, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence in conversation with Andrea Ritchie and Reina Gossett Join us in a celebration of Dean Spade’s recently released book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law, in conversation with Andrea …

Race Does Gender: Braiding Cultural Theory & Clinical Psychoanalysis

RACE DOES GENDER: BRAIDING CULTURAL THEORY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS a clinical case study presented by Avgi Saketopoulou with commentary by Tavia Nyong’o & Cleonie V. White February 15, Tuesday 8 to 10 pm Avgi Saketopoulou, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYU Discussants: Tavia Nyong’o, Performance Studies, NYU Cleonie V. White, William Alanson White Institute …

Reading Lawrence King, Re-reading Rodney King: lecture by Gayle M. Salamon

READING LAWRENCE KING, RE-READING RODNEY KING a lecture by Gayle M. Salamon February 9, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm Gayle M. Salamon, English, Princeton This talk focuses on Lawrence King, the gender transgressive and gay 15-year-old who was shot to death by a classmate in his Oxnard, California middle school in 2008. Professor Salamon will …

Queer Rican Performance: an evening with Ignacio Rivera & Awilda Rodriguez Lora

QUEER RICAN PERFORMANCE an evening with Ignacio Rivera and Awilda Rodriguez Lora November 15, Monday 6 to 8 pm NYU Kimmel Center 60 Washington Square South Room 802 Presented by the NYU Office of LGBT Student Services’ Storytelling and Performance Series For more information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157347347637869 Join Puerto Rican performers Ignacio Rivera and Awilda Rodriguez Lora …

Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies: Eli Clare @ NYU

GAWKING, GAPING, STARING: LIVING IN MARKED BODIES A performance by Eli Clare October 4, Monday 7 to 9 pm READ THE REVIEW! Eli Clare, “Building Community/Resisting Shame”: Another side of living in Marked Bodies For more information: please contact the NYU Office of LGBT Student Services at 212-998-4424. Disabled people, trans people, fat people, and …

Critical Trans Politics and the Shortcomings of Law Reform

A lecture by Dean Spade April 7, Wednesday 6 to 8 PM Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law; Founder, Sylvia Rivera Law Project As critical trans politics continues to emerge and develop, there is an increasingly vocal demand for trans political formations to center racial and economic justice and respond to crises facing trans …