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Gender and Sexuality Studies Institute
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New York, NY 10003

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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 2023-24 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.


Call For Papers: DUE FEBRUARY 20th

The GSSI at The New School invites submissions for our annual convening, in person in New York City. In this two-day multimodal event we seek to grapple with matters of belonging. Typically defined as “a subjective feeling of deep connection with social groups, physical places, and individual and collective experiences” (Allan et al., 2021), belonging is not only profoundly important to our sense of self, social connectedness and psychological well-being, but is also a concept that is applied in complex ways. For some, belonging is a meaningful addition to projects of diversification and equity. In other cases, belonging has been co-opted and manipulated to reify power structures by focusing on affect over access.

Belonging Matters will unpack the theme of belonging by asking: How does belonging interact with power, representation, and narratives of gender, race, sexuality, class, geographic location, and dis/ability? What does it mean to belong? Who belongs where and why? Here, we revisit a political commitment to “making a world where all people can live fully and well; where everyone can belong” (hooks, 2008).

We invite a variety of submission formats that address themes of belonging including papers, symposiums, roundtables, posters, art, and other creative pieces.

For more information and to submit your proposal, please see Gender Matters//Belonging Matters CFP or contact us at or

Explore an archive highlighting some of our past events here.

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