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


07feb4:30 pmFeminist to the Core: Belinda Archibong Speaking on Adam Smithwith Belinda Archibong

20feb12:00 pmFaculty/Graduate Theory Salon with Chandra Mohanty

20feb4:15 pm6:30 pmCrafting Transnational Feminist Genealogies: Living an Insurgent Life in Neoliberal Times with Chandra MohantyIRWGS anniversary event


01marallday02alldayQueer Disruptions Conference

01mar4:00 pmWriting Like Breathing: Dacia Maraini Discusses her Most Recent Writings

05mar12:30 pm2:30 pmFaculty/Graduate Theory Salon with Jane Gallop

05mar4:00 pm6:00 pmSexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus with Jane Gallop

19mar12:00 pm2:00 pmFaculty/Graduate Seminar with Karen Barad

26mar6:00 pm8:00 pmWe Are All Fast Food Workers Now


12apr3:30 pm5:00 pmKamila Shamsie and Colm Toibin on "Home Fire"

12apr3:30 pm5:00 pmKamila Shamsie and Colm Toibin program on Home Fire

24apr12:00 pmCampus Violence and Feminist Activism: Columbia and Beyond Panel

25apr12:00 pmBeyond Which Human? Feminism in These Anthropological TimesElaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Lecture