GENDER AND SEXUALITIES STUDIES INSTITUTE

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Institute
6 East 16th Street, Room 1019
New York, NY 10003

Co-Directors
Chiara Bottici
Lisa Rubin

For general inquiries about GSSI contact:
genderstudies@newschool.edu

For inquiries about our undergraduate program contact:
genderstudiesminor@newschool.edu

For inquiries about our graduate program contact:
GSS@newschool.edu

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. 

Inaugural Gender Matters Symposium

February 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Scaling-Up: A Marxist Feminist Archive with Kathi Weeks.

February 18th, 2:00-4:00 pm EST. Feminist/Female Legacies at TNS. Roundtable discussion with Gina Walker (Women’s Studies, SPE), Cecilia Rubino (Theater, Lang), Savanna Washington (Media Studies, SPE), Stefania de Kenessey (Music, Lang), Julia Foulkes (History, SPE), and Ellen Freeberg (Associate Dean, NSSR). View here.

February 25th, 12:00-2:00 pm EST. Activism: Thought and Praxis in a Context of Hostility. Speakers: Fania Noel, Marianna Poyares, Mayra Cotta, and Elif Genc. View here.

March 4th, 12:00-2:00 pm EST. Feminism and the Neoliberal Academy. Speakers: Simten Cosar, Jaskiran Dhillon, and Kimberly Tallbear-Dauphine. Register here or watch the livestream here.

March 8th, 6:00-7:30 pm EST. Black, Feminist and Queer Anarchy. Speakers: Jack Halberstam, Marquis Bey, and Chiara Bottici. Register here or watch the livestream here.

March 15, 6:00-7:30 pm EST. Welcome to Your Fantasy: Chippendales and the Female Gaze. Speakers: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Neil J. Young, and Nicole Hemmer. Register here or watch the livestream here.

March 22nd, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Finding Ceremony: Honoring Black Feminist Elders. Speakers: Tao Leigh Goffe, Courtney Desiree Morris, and Romy Opperman. Moderator: Deva Woodly. Register here or watch the livestream here.

March 26th, 10:00-11:30 am EST. Book Launch: Gender, Pleasure, and Violence, With Author Agnieszka Koscianska. Speakers: Agnieszka Koscianska, Maria Bucur, and Shireen Hassim. Register here.

March 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Sex Work in Pandemic: Legislation and Technology. Speakers: Cecilia Gentili, Mickey Mod, Melissa Gira Grant, and Pani Farvid. Moderator: McKenzie Wark. Register here or watch the livestream here.

March 31st, 6:00-7:00 pm EST. Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel—We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. Register here.

April 5th, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Sexual Justice Symposium. Performers: Ayana Evans and IV Castellanos. Speakers: Christen Clifford, Rose Rejouis, Anna Delilio, and Masha Tupisyn. Register here.

April 8th, 6:00-7:30 pm EST. The Feminist Imagination: On María Pía Lara’s Beyond the Public Sphere: Films and the Feminist Imaginary (co-sponsored with Philosophy Department). Speakers: Nancy Fraser, Linda Alcoff, Amy Allen, and María Pía Lara. Register here.

April 12th, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. LASTESIS y el Arte de la Protesta – LASTESIS and the Art of Protest (Spanish event with live English translation). Speakers: Las Tesis Collective (Lea Cáceres, Paula Cometa, Sibila Sotomayor, and Daffne Valdés). Moderator: Astrid Valenzuela. Register here.

April 15th, 12:00-2:00 pm EST. Ambivalence 1: Psychoanalyzing Ambivalence with Carole Owens and Stephanie Swales. Respondents: Patricia Gherovici and David Lichtenstein. Register here.

April 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Gender, Performance and the Body. Speakers: Margot Bouman, Tavia Nyong’o, and Marisa Jahn. Register here.

April 22nd, 12:00-2:00 pm EST. Transnational Feminisms. Speakers: Veronica Gago, Nadje Al-Ali, and Eva von Redecker. Register here.

April 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Ambivalence 2: Reading Seminar on Ambivalence with Judith Butler, Marcus Coelen, and Jamieson Webster. Register here.

April 29th, 12:00-2:00 pm EST. The Art of Feminism. Speakers: Stefania De Kenessay, Vanessa Place, Mary Kelly, and Andrea Geyer. Moderated by Chiara Bottici. Register here.

Archived GSSI-Sponsored Events

October 22nd. Judith R. Walkowitz, Rachel Schreiber, Eurydice Aroney, Julia Laite, and Carol Leigh “Troubling Terms and the Sex Trades”. View here.

November 12th. Judith Butler “The Human in Human Rights” (co-sponsored with the University in Exile). View here.

November 24th. 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). View here.

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