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


04dec4:00 pm6:00 pmSenior Thesis Presentation

05dec5:30 pm7:30 pmA Body of BeckettsA Mini-Seminar with Lisa Dwan

07dec5:00 pmMarcellus Blount Reading from his memoir, Still HereIRWGS anniversary event

12dec5:30 pm7:30 pmA Body of BeckettsA Mini-Seminar with Lisa Dwan


22jan4:30 pm6:30 pmJack Halberstam's Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender VarianceBook Talk and Panel Discussion


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 pmTransnational Feminist Futures: Lecture with Chandra Talpade Mohanty