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 the 2021-22 year include hosting talks and other open events; hosting the spring annual Gender Matters symposium; and connecting students with relevant scholarships, job opportunities, and research mentorship.
September 30th – December 9th, 2021. Thursdays, 9:00-10:30 am EST. Feminist Research Methodologies and Digital Feminist Research, a free 10-week online seminar, co-led by Dr. Asli Kotaman and Dr. Pelin Yalçinoğlu Kaplan. This seminar is designed for students who want to start research with a feminist theoretical framework. While this course focuses on technique, it also hones in on the theoretical background of feminist research including, epistemology critiques and feminist standpoints. Course discussions will revolve around feminist theories, epistemologies and research methods within feminist frameworks. This seminar also provides an opportunity to present a research project that will allow for the students to express themselves and their research in different ways. Register here.
Explore an archive highlighting some of our past events here.
For an Anticapitalist Sexual PoliticsBy Maíra Marcondes Moreira
There’s something the discussions around identities, whether they are driven by a critique of identitarianism or a defense of identity as a political category, reveal: the divisions within capitalism aren’t […]
Girlhood: An ApocalypseBy Zoey Greenwald
I haven’t had my period in three months. It’s okay. This story doesn’t end with me pregnant. I’m not pregnant anywhere in it. I’m just thinking. Thinking heavy like always, […]
A Plea for Good Manners: A RapbuttalBy The Lady, Reverend Corporal Austin D. Burke (aka Lil Tit)
This week, the post “A Plea for Good Manners” by Robert Mass (possibly seen here) was brought to my attention. Its contents took me quite by surprise – and so, […]