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by Tiana Reid, 2019-20 IRWGS Graduate Fellow Planetary Dispossession: A Reading List We lived in, as, and with dispossession long before climate became a crisis. But what new forms of dispossession lay ahead? Below, Kath Weston, Professor of Social Anthropology…

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Congratulations to our 2019 – 2020 IRWGS Graduate Fellows Diana Newby (Department of English & Comparative Literature) and Tiana Reid (Department of English & Comparative Literature). Fellows are selected annually, based on the excellence of their scholarship and their commitment…

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: FRIDAY, JUNE 14th The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard announce their search for Teaching Assistants for the Fall 2019 course WMST UN1001…

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ANOHNI: Love @ The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street 212-255-5793 thekitchen.org Now through May 11   Transgender Voices Of Vanishing Woods, Bodies and Breath by Daniel da Silva   Image taken from TheKitchen.org My first encounter with Anohni’s voice on…

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Congratulations to Poorvi Bellur (CC ’19, History), winner of the 12th annual IRWGS Women’s and Gender Studies Award for “Disjointed narratives: Tracing the history of purity, nationalism and gender in South Indian dance in the early 20th century,” and Sandra Goldstein…

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IRWGS Graduate Fellowships The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS) seeks applications for 2019-20 graduate fellows. Graduate fellows will be expected to participate actively in IRWGS activities and to complete a maximum of 60 hours of work…

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By Nat Reveil (Beyond the Bars Fellow, CU School of Social Work) The past two years have been challenging for people with marginalized identities in the US. As a Black, queer, gender nonconforming immigrant, I am constantly prompted to consider…

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by Daniel da Silva, 2018-19 IRWGS Graduate Fellow On Bodily Encounters, Transformations and Conversations @ IRWGS This semester, the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality hosted a series of talks concentrated on the body in different ways. The…

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by Noni Carter, 2018-19 IRWGS Graduate Fellow At an IRWGS BODILY lecture in October, Australian scholar of science and technology studies, feminist theory, and literary studies J.R. Latham presented on the topic: Neither here nor there: testosterone’s absence and the…

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A look back … David Wojnarowicz History Keeps Me Awake at Night Whitney Museum, July – September 2018   Gazing at Maps by Alex Pekov I read all the text. From the artist’s words on canvas to every comment and…

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 Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Now – Jan 14, 2019   Material Impressions: Reflections on the work of Berthe Morisot by Zoë Dostal Recently, I visited “Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist,” currently on view at The Barnes Foundation…

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Posing Modernity October 24, 2018 – February 10, 2019 Wallach Gallery Lenfest Center for the Arts Columbia University 615 West 129th Street   Exceeding the Frame: Reframing, Renaming, and Other Forms of Exorcising Power by Mayte López Graduate Center, City University…

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Martha Rosler: Irrespective  November 2, 2018 – March 3, 2019 The Jewish Museum 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St New York, NY 10128   Romare Bearden at Wallach Gallery Lenfest Center for the Arts Columbia University 615 West 129th Street  …

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Trans Awareness Month: Resources and Events November 2018 Resources on Campus Visit the Trans @ Columbia page to find information about specific policies on campus as well as a list of resources This Pamphlet provides information about LGBTQ Resources on…

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Notes on David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps me Awake at Night at the Whitney Museum by Lien Van Geel Unless otherwise indicated, all photos have been taken from the Whitney Museum website and used here without any claim to copyright for…

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by Noni Carter, 2018-19 IRWGS Graduate Fellow Gaza. Late 1980s. The Israeli government has ousted Palestinian men from leadership positions of anti-occupation movements in the country through mass imprisonment and deportations, leaving the work of consolidating, striking, and commanding what…

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Harlem Talks: James Baldwin & Pauli Murray by Noni Carter, 2018-19 IRWGS Graduate Fellow September 13th 6:30 PM: Home to Harlem Talks: Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture September 18th 6:30…

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Out and About A Blog Dedicated to Queer and Feminist Happenings in and around New York City IRWGS students, staff and faculty offer a new blog series, Out and About, in which we write about events, performances, shows and lectures…

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Congratulations to our 2018 – 2019 IRWGS Graduate Fellows Noni Carter (Department of French (Francophone) and Romance Philology) and Daniel Da Silva (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures). Fellows are selected annually, based on the excellence of their scholarship and their…

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Congratulations to Edward Alexander Crouse (CC ’18 and History major), winner of the 23rd annual IRWGS Women’s and Gender Studies Award for “Sylvia on Trial: Sedition, Censorship and Civil Liberties in 1921,” Sadie Yudkin (BC ’18 and Ethnomusicology major), winner of the…

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Former students and professional colleagues are mourning the death of Dr. Marcellus Blount, a well-known scholar of African-American literary and cultural studies who taught at Columbia University since 1985. News of Blount’s passing shocked the literary and academic worlds, including…

Erica Richardson, English and Comparative Literature, PhD candidate and 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow Columbia’s Art Hum course focuses on a wide array of Western masterpieces, from the looming Parthenon of classical Greece to Andy Warhol’s Pop Art paintings, all of which…

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Trans Awareness Month: Resources and Events November 2017 Resources on Campus Visit the Trans @ Columbia page to find out about specific policies on campus at well as resources Helpful Pamphlet with information about LGBTQ Resources on Campus List of…
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Erica Richardson, English and Comparative Literature, PhD candidate and 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow How does the microphone create new sounds of intimacy out of the traditional opera? How can a singer’s voice and body express the excesses of a female character’s…

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"Pride of Lions: Fifty Years of LGBT Activism at Columbia" celebrates activism at Columbia from the Beat Generation to GendeRevolution and marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the first officially recognized LGBT student group--The Student Homophile League--here at…
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Congratulations to our 2017 – 2018 IRWGS Graduate Fellows Erica Richardson (English and Comparative Literature) and Syantani Chatterjee (Anthropology). Fellows are selected annually, based on the excellence of their scholarship and their commitment to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Erica Richardson is a…
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Congratulations to Rebecca Claire Fisher (CC '17 and American Studies major), winner of the 2017 IRWGS Women’s and Gender Studies Award for "The Separate Spheres Argument Against Women's Jury Service: A Review of the Literature,” and Sona Armenouhi Quigley (GS '18 and Women, Gender,…
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Leah Werier, Art History, PhD ’18 and 2016-2017 Graduate Fellow and Alessia Palanti, Italian, PhD candidate and 2016-2017 Graduate Fellow Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals is one of the texts that is intrinsic to the syllabus of the Columbia core class “Contemporary…
A Response to Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution with Hortense Spillers           by Nicole Kaiser CC '20 Hortense Spillers introduced her talk with one of the greatest ideological paradoxes of the 18th century, involving the United States,…
Allison Sawyer (CC 17): Seeking the True Face of “Hookup Culture” with Professor Lisa Wade Lisa Wade, an associate professor of sociology at Occidental College, has identified a phenomenon that she believes to be unique in the history of sex: she…
by Alessia Palanti, Italian, PhD candidate and 2016-2017 Graduate Fellow Lisa Wade, Associate Professor of Sociology at Occidental College, delivered a magnetic lecture to a packed lecture hall on February 7th on her book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.…
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IRWGS Associate Director Laura Ciolkowski discusses #RapeCulture on WFUV podcast "Issues Tank" (segment begins at 14:41) https://issuestank.com/2016/12/01/locker-room-talk/ ================================================= Posted on December 1, 2016 by issuestank   We all know about the Access Hollywood tape of our president-elect. It also struck a nerve with some athletes…
IRWGS Honors Graduating Seniors in 2017 Best wishes and Congratulations to these IRWGS students! Students graduating with a Major in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Alexandra Diaz-Aleman Henna Rustamiy Students graduating with a Special Concerntraion in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies:…

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