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


Gil Hochberg is Ransford Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and Middle East Studies at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the intersections among psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, nationalism, gender and sexuality. She has published essays on a wide range of issues including: Francophone North African literature, Palestinian literature, the modern Levant, gender and nationalism, cultural memory and immigration, memory and gender, Hebrew Literature, Israeli and Palestinian Cinema, Mediterraneanism, Trauma and Narrative.

``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


02nov10:00 am6:00 pmIRWGS Graduate Writing Retreat

07novallday16alldayBlackness in French and Francophone Film

07nov1:00 pm2:30 pmFeminism in South Korea: A Converstion with Professor Judy Han

10nov7:00 pmSouth Asian Gender Violence through Music, Film, & Discussion

11nov7:00 pmSouth Asian Gender Violence through Music, Film, & Discussion

12nov6:00 pm8:00 pmPortraiture and Enslavement at the Thresholds of Emancipation (A Caribbean Meditation)" with Agnes Lugo-Ortiz

26nov6:00 pmBODILY: Transing/Queering Species and Race with Kadji Amin


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