About the GSSI
The Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute is the new central intellectual home for people working in the field of gender, sexualities, and LGBTQI+ studies, providing a hub for rich and diverse forms of scholarship, creative practice, and public programming.
Co-founded by Chiara Bottici, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Lisa Rubin, Associate Professor of Psychology, the Institute brings together faculty and students from across the university involved with the Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate and the Gender Studies undergraduate minor, as well as those teaching or taking courses in the history of feminist thought and action; masculinity studies; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; and queer theory.
The New School has been a pioneer in the field of Gender Studies, and the Institute honors that history while supporting new initiatives. Plans for its inaugural 2020-2021 year include hosting talks and other open events; launching a Gender Matters symposium for New School faculty and students working on relevant topics; and connecting students with relevant scholarships, job opportunities, and research mentorship.
Events sposored by the GSSI in Fall 2020 include:
October 13th, 12:00pm-1:30pm EST. Smitha Radhakrishnan “Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India”. Event details here.
October 22nd, 4:00pm-6:00pm EST. Judith R. Walkowitz, Rachel Schreiber, Eurydice Aroney, Julia Laite, and Carol Leigh “Troubling Terms and the Sex Trades”. Recording available here.
November 12th, 12:30pm-2:30pm EST. Judith Butler “The Human in Human Rights” (co-sponsored with the University in Exile). Recording available here.
November 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm EST. Robin Dembroff “Escaping the Natural Attitude About Gender” (co-sponsored with the NSSR Philosophy Department). Event details here.
November 24th, 6:00pm EST. Trans | fem | aesthetics. A Conversation with Jules Gill-Peterson, Eva Hayward and Bishakh Som, moderated by McKenzie Wark (co-presented with Culture & Media at Eugene Lang College and eflux journal). Recording available here.
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