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


10oct12:30 pm2:00 pmBODILY: Neither Here Nor There: Testosterone’s Absence and the Politics of Transgender Medicine with J.R. Latham

16oct7:54 pm7:54 pmBetween the Sacred and the Secular: Christianity as Lived Experience in Modern Korea

20oct4:30 pm6:30 pmFor the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound

22oct3:00 pm4:30 pmThe Front Lines of Gender Justice: Gender and Climate ChangeGuest Lecture by Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy

24oct12:10 pm1:10 pmCapability without Dignity? A Lunchtime presentation by Dr. Joseph Fischel

25oct12:00 pm1:30 pmA Lunch Time Text workshop with Laura Marks

25oct4:00 pm"Talisman-images gather the cosmos and press it to your body" with Laura Marks

26oct10:00 am6:00 pmIRWGS Graduate Writing Retreat

30octallday31alldayThe Sojourner Project: Dialogues on Black Precarity, Fungibility, and Futurity

30oct4:30 pm6:30 pmIRWGS Graduate Colloquium: Tiana Reid and Joanna May


02nov10:00 am6:00 pmIRWGS Graduate Writing Retreat

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

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

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


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