The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality is the locus of interdisciplinary feminist and queer scholarship and teaching at Columbia University.


Jack Halberstam is Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English at Columbia University. Jack is a popular speaker and gives lectures around the country and internationally every year. Lecture topics include: queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture, gender variance, popular film, animation. Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled WILD THING on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the visual representation of anarchy and the intersections between animality, the human and the environment. Halberstam is also finishing up a short book titled Trans* for UC Press, forthcoming in 2017.

``I often like to talk about feminism not as something that adheres to bodies, not as something grounded in gendered bodies, but as an approach -- as a way of conceptualizing, as a methodology, as a guide to strategies for struggle``.

Angela Davis


10apr5:30 pmWe Want Roses TooA feminist film screening and discussion

11apr4:30 pmFeminist Media(tions): PersepolisFilm screening and discussion moderated by Barattini ('18)

12apr3:30 pm5:00 pmHome Fire: Kamila Shamsie In ConversationWith Lisa Dwan, Colm Toibin and students from the Antigone Project

12apr6:00 pm7:30 pmFeminist Media(tions): Dear DickA feminst mediation of the Amazon series

16apr6:00 pm8:00 pmFeminist Media(tions) TransitiveTheorizing dance through video

22apr6:30 pm8:00 pmPale Sister (Staged Reading)

24apr11:30 am1:00 pmCampus Violence and Feminist Activism: Columbia and Beyond Panel

25apr4:30 pm6:30 pmBeyond Which Human? Feminism in These Anthropological TimesElaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Lecture

26apr6:30 pm7:30 pmFeminist Media(tions) Looking for Langstondirected by Isaac Julien (1989)


03may5:00 pm8:00 pmIRWGS/WGSS Senior Thesis Presentations


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