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

McKenzie Wark
Panteá Farvid
Rose Réjouis

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About the GSSI

The Gender and Sexuality 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.

Upcoming Events, Fall 2023

Wednesday, September 20th. 6:00-8:00PM EDT. A Writing Career in Gender & Sexuality: The Works of Joseph Allen Boone. Wollman Hall in Eugene Lang Building, Room B500.

Monday, October 2nd. 5:00-7:00PM EDT. Sara Ahmed on “Killjoys at Work.” Wollman Hall in Eugene Lang Building, Room B500.

Thursdays, October 5th-December 14th. 9:30-11:00AM EDT. Designing Feminist Research: A Free 10-Week Co-Led Online Seminar. Led by Drs. Aslı Kotaman and Pelin Yalçinoğlu.

Wednesday, October 18th. Contemporary Issues in Transnational and Non-Western Sexualities.

Wednesday, November 15th. Incarceration in the US: Race, Gender, Social Justice, and the Role of Higher Education.

Wednesday, December 13th. Art as Resistance: Creative Responses to Authoritarianism.

Explore an archive highlighting some of our past events here.

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To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.