This will be the third year of Queer Disruptions (QD3), and this year an international slate of esteemed scholars, activists, and artists will convene to celebrate GLQ’s 25th anniversary
This will be the third year of Queer Disruptions (QD3), and this year an international slate of esteemed scholars, activists, and artists will convene to celebrate GLQ’s 25th anniversary and to reflect on the seminal conference Black Nations/Queer Nations from 1995.
This program is hosted by the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Council at Columbia University in the City of New York and sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.
Additional support provided by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, the Center for the Study of Social Difference, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, The Gender and Public Policy Specialization at SIPA and the Program for the Study of LGBT Health.
OFFICIAL REGISTRATION LINK AND CONFERENCE SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE here.
February 28 (Thursday) - March 1 (Friday)
125th and Broadaway
Film discussion and panel Films Interrupted Biographies Mirna Bamieh The White Elephant Shuruq Harb A Magical Substance Flows Into Me Jumana Manna Discussion Moderated by Prof. Gil Hochberg Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies For more
Film discussion and panel
Discussion Moderated by Prof. Gil Hochberg
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
For more information and to read full movie descriptions, visit event webpage.
(Tuesday) 4:30 pm
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR
530 West 120th Street
About the Speakers Julietta Singh is Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. She is the author of No Archive Will Restore You
Julietta Singh is Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. She is the author of No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum, 2018) and Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements (Duke, 2018).
Jordy Rosenberg is the author of Confessions of the Fox, named a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and recognized by The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Kirkus Reviews, LitHub, Electric Literature and the Feminist Press as one of the Best Books of 2018. Jordy is a professor of 18th-Century Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Critical Theory at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
This event is cosponsored by the Barnard College English Department and The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
(Wednesday) 4:30 pm
754 Schermerhorn Extension
A Faculty/Graduate Seminar with Laura Briggs RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. This event is open to graduate students and faculty from Barnard and Columbia. Please email Selina Makana (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP and acquire
A Faculty/Graduate Seminar with Laura Briggs
RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. This event is open to graduate students and faculty from Barnard and Columbia. Please email Selina Makana (email@example.com) to RSVP and acquire reading materials.
(Monday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
754 Schermerhorn Extension
The Transnational Feminist Futures roundtable brings together scholars and activists to explore the ways that feminist theorizing and practices transform and reimagine contestations over issues such as human rights,
The Transnational Feminist Futures roundtable brings together scholars and activists to explore the ways that feminist theorizing and practices transform and reimagine contestations over issues such as human rights, constructions of patriarchies, and inclusionary/exclusionary practices of race, sexuality, and class. Participants will engage in a dynamic conversation on a range of issues including labor organizing, social justice in the age of tougher immigration policies, and mass protests in the global North and the global South.
This event is cosponsored by The Institute for Research in African American Studies; The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for Humanities; Barnard Center for Research on Women; The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law; Department of Sociology; The Center for the Study of Social Difference; Department of English and Comparative Literature; and The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Laura Briggs is a Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump (University of California Press, 2016); Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transnational and Transracial Adoption (Duke, 2012), winner of the James A. Rawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians (History of U.S. Race Relations); Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico (American Crossroads Series, University of California Press, 2002). She has been part of the organizing collectives of the Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History and the Thinking Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute. Currently, she is developing earlier work on the foreclosure crisis (as welfare reform redux, targeting above all mothers of color) into a broader project on the uses of debt by the US state as a tool of disenfranchisement, expropriation, and empire in the Caribbean.
Zillah Eisenstein is a ground breaking political thinker, writer and activist who is always looking to find new anti-racist socialist feminist pathways. She is the author of more than twelve books and hundreds of articles detailing the continual struggles for social, racial, economic, environmental, gender, sexual, and bodily justice by women of all colors across the globe. Her newest book, ABOLITONIST SOCIALIST FEMINISM; Radicalizing the Next Revolution, will be published, spring, 2019.
Linda Oalican is the co-founder and overall coordinator of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association. She was a student activist at the University of the Philippines in the 1970s during the martial days and later became a community and labor organizer. Since arriving in the U.S., she worked as a domestic worker and personally experienced the abuses, discrimination, and social isolation that are endemic in the industry. She received the Union Square Award in 2004 on behalf of DAMAYAN and continues to be a strong leader and organizer in the movement for domestic and migrant workers’ rights, dignity, and justice. In 2012, she was honored by the National Domestic Worker Alliance (NDWA) as one of two NDWA national worker leaders for her activist work in the areas of domestic workers organizing, trafficking and extreme labor exploitation, and building the domestic workers movement in NYC and nationally.
Premilla Nadasen is a Professor of History at Barnard College. She teaches, researches, and writes about race, gender, social policy, and organizing. She is the author of several books including Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women who Built a Movement (Beacon Press, 2015); Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement (Routledge 2012); Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents, co-authored with Jennifer Mittelstadt. Professor Nadasen has bridged academic and activist work by making her scholarship accessible to people outside the university. She is currently collaborating with the Institute for Policy Studies and the National Domestic Workers Alliance on the “We Dream in Black Project” to mobilize Black domestic workers in the South.
Paige West is the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University. Since the mid 1990s she has worked with indigenous people in Papua New Guinea to understand their traditions, especially as they relate to biodiversity, and to help them figure out how to conserve their cultures, languages, and environments. She is the author of 3 books and numerous scholarly papers that detail this work. Dr. West is currently the editor of the journal Environment and Society as well as co-director of the Pacific Climate Circuits project at the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University and chair of the Ecology and Culture University Seminar at Columbia. In addition to her academic work, Paige is the co-founder of the PNG Institute of Biological Research, a small NGO dedicated to building academic opportunities for research in PNG among Papua New Guineans.
Moderated by Selina Makana, IRWGS Post Doctoral Fellow
(Monday) 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B
435 West 116th Street
Please click here to register for Agents of Change: A Symposium in Honor of Marcellus Blount. Please join us in celebrating the life and work of Professor Marcellus Blount, in Low Library, Rotunda
Please click here to register for Agents of Change: A Symposium in Honor of Marcellus Blount.
Please join us in celebrating the life and work of Professor Marcellus Blount, in Low Library, Rotunda and Faculty Room on Tuesday, March 26, 1:00-4:30 pm. This afternoon symposium will recognize Professor Blount’s research, teaching, mentoring, and activism, and will feature a panel and a roundtable.
Lloyd Knight, Principal Dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform at the event. Speakers will include George Aumoithe, Sarah Cole, Zinga Fraser, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Jack Halberstam, Ellie Hisama, Jean Howard, Dennis Mitchell, Robert O’Meally, Rebecca Pawel, Richard Sacks, James Shapiro, Joseph Slaughter, Alan Stewart, Kendall Thomas, and Maya Tolstoy.
More information about the Symposium is available here.
Agents of Change is organized by the Committee on Equity and Diversity of Arts & Sciences and is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President of Arts & Sciences, the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Division of the Humanities, the Society of Fellows/Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the Center for Jazz Studies, and the Department of Music.
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
116th st (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave)
This program is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality With support from the Office of the EVP for Arts & Sciences, Columbia University School
This program is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
With support from the Office of the EVP for Arts & Sciences, Columbia University School of the Arts, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Classics at Columbia University
RSVP is required to attend. To RSVP, please click here.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
125th and Broadaway
IRWGS Writing Retreat If you are looking for a quiet place to focus, snack, and write, then please join us and bring your writing buddies! You can drop in at any
IRWGS Writing Retreat
If you are looking for a quiet place to focus, snack, and write, then please join us and bring your writing buddies! You can drop in at any time on either day. We will have students currently working on dissertation chapters, articles, essays, prospectuses, creative work, etc. There will be light refreshments and a warm communal space to welcome you.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
754 Schermerhorn Extension
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