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


05apr10:00 am6:00 pmIRWGS Writing Retreat

09apr6:15 pmFeminism for the Americas

11apr6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Managed BodyBook Talk with Professor Chris Bobel

24apr6:30 pmFeminist Media(tions): Screening and Open Discussion with Richard Montañez and Isaac Jean-Francois


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