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Queer Disruptions III

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.

Registration is required.



Pre-Conference Programming (Feb 27, 2019)


Here and Queer in Networked Space: A conversation with Zach Stafford and Jack Halberstam
moderated by Mark Hansen
5:00-6:30 pm
Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Pulitzer Hall (Ground floor), 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


Ana Maria Romano Concert and Discussion
Free and Open to the Public
7:30pm (doors at 7:15)
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, between Broadway and 12th Avenue


Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
The Forum, 601 West 125th Street, New York, NY  10027

Registration/Badge Pick Up


Welcome by Dennis Mitchell, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, Columbia University


Black Nations/Queer Nations

Kendall Thomas (Columbia Law School), moderator
M. Jacqui Alexander (University of Toronto)
Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago)
Chandan Reddy (University of Washington)
Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto)


Conference Reception


Friday, March 1, 2019
The Forum, 601 West 125th Street, New York, NY  10027


Registration/Badge Pick Up


NYC Queer History and Theory

Tey Meadow (Columbia University), moderator
George Chauncey (Columbia University)
Kenyon Farrow (Independent Writer/Activist)
Ricardo Montez (The New School)




Queer Art/Queer Theory

Jack Halberstam (Columbia University), moderator
Tavia Nyong’o (Yale University)
Xandra Ibarra (Independent Artist)
Iván Ramos (University of Maryland, College Park)
Kiyan Williams (Multidisciplinary Artist)


Queer/Trans Intersections

Vanessa Agard-Jones (Columbia University), moderator
Aren Aizura (University of Minnesota)
Marquis Bey (Cornell University)
boychild (Independent Artist)
Dora Silva Santana (John Jay College – CUNY)


Closing Performance in celebration of 25 years of GLQ (March 1, 2019)
KGB Bar, The Red Room: 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003


Trans/gression: An Evening of Performance
Curated by Kiyan Williams
Performances by Linda LabeijaNIC Kay and Pamela Sneed.

Come celebrate GLQ’s 25th anniversary with current and former editors, friends, and community coming together for this important milestone.


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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