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


12sep6:00 pm8:00 pmBODILY: Naila and the Uprising

13sep4:00 pm6:00 pmIRWGS Welcome Party

14sep(sep 14)7:30 pm16(sep 16)8:30 pmNY Indie Guy: Ira Deutchman and the Rise of Independent Film

17sep5:00 pm7:00 pmGraduate Student Openhouse

20sep4:30 pmBODILY: Notes on Cure, Disability, and Natural Worlds with Eli Clare

21sep(sep 21)7:30 pm23(sep 23)8:30 pmNY Indie Guy: Ira Deutchman and the Rise of Independent Film

24sep5:30 pm7:00 pmPassion and Danger in the Age of Trump with Deborah GouldAffect Studies Seminar

25sep12:00 pm2:00 pmImmediate Reimaginings: Transformative Activism meets the UniversityIRWGS Luncheon and Roundtable Discussion

25sep6:00 pm7:30 pmBridging Academia and Activism through Gender Studies with Ayşe Gül AltınayA Talk on Feminism and Gender Studies in Turkey today


10oct12:30 pm2:00 pmBODILY: Trans Masculinities with J.R. Latham


26nov6:00 pmBODILY: Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty and Queer History with Kadji Amin