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october, 2018

29oct6:00 pm7:30 pmThreatening Gender with Eric Fassin


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Eric Fassin, introduced by Camille Robcis and George Chauncey

Gender studies have long faced indifference. But today, they are confronted with two symmetrical problems: instrumentalization and rejection. On the one hand, the rhetoric of “sexual democracy” has been mobilized for xenophobic and racist purposes. On the other hand, reactionaries attack the so-called “ideology of gender.” Which is more threatening?

Éric Fassin is Professor of Sociology in the Departments of Political Science and Gender Studies, Paris-8 University Vincennes – Saint-Denis, Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité (CNRS)

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This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, the Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities, and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.


(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Maison Française, Buell Hall

515 West 116th Street



The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality is the locus of interdisciplinary feminist and queer scholarship and teaching at Columbia University.

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