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Fall 2014 Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


    Friday, October 3, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Queer Embodiment, Desire, Urban Space: DE SIDERE
Renowned Indian feminist scholar Lata Mani and Argentinian filmmaker Nicolás Grandi present their recent collaboration, an experimental 38 minute video entitled De Sidere 7, a meditation on desire, queer embodiment, and urban space shot in New Delhi and Bangalore. Co-Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Gender & Sexuality Studies program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, South Asia@NYU, and the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, NYU.
  
  
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Book Presentation of Pigmentacrocies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America
Join the afrolatin@ forum and NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis as we celebrate the publication of Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America.
  
  
   Thursday, October 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Covering the Three Missouri Mikes
This panel will talk about three black men in Missouri, all named Michael, as a way to think about how American media creates narratives about young black men and how the American public consumes such media. Featuring Saeed Jones, Joel Anderson, Arun Venugopal, and Keahnan Washington, moderated by Steven Thrasher. Presented by the American Studies Program and Africana Studies Program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU; Co-sponsored by Contexts Magazine, the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, and the SCA Graduate Student Committee.
  
  
   Monday, November 3, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: GRÁINNE QUINLAN ARTIST TALK 
GRÁINNE QUINLAN will present images of the mysterious, often-terrifying Straw Boys of West Ireland, and, from her White Crane Spread Wings project which portrays, sometimes in beguilingly science-fiction style, the movements of HK senior citizens as they practise Tai Chi. She will discuss the rather unexpected, international influences on her work, and show unpublished photographs from her archive. Co-sponsored by the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU.
  
  
  Saturday, November 8, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: KIER-LA JANISSE on HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN

Canadian author, publisher and film programmer KIER-LA JANISSE will be giving a presentation illustrated by clips and onscreen images in which she lays bare the process - and consequences - of inserting herself into the larger narrative of horror studies. Co-sponsored by the the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU and the Center for Gender & Sexuality at NYU.
  
  
   Monday, November 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: AGATA PYZIK ON SUBLIME SOCIALISM: EASTERN EUROPE AND THE RISE OF ‘POOR BUT SEXY’ CULTURE
A discussion featuring AGATA PYZIK, a Polish writer and author of Poor But Sexy: Culture Clashes In East and West (2014) and ELIOT BORENSTEIN, Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies at NYU and author of Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (2008). Co-sponsored by the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU.
  
  
  Friday, November 14, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Contact Zones: A Conference in Honor of Mary Louise Pratt

Sponsored by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with support from the Departments of English and of History, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Dean for the Humanities, and the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity.

  
 
  Tuesday, November 18, 6:30PM - 8:30 PM
Inter/Nationalism: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies
A talk by Steven Salaita. Co-sponsored by unSettled: NYU Native/Indigenous Studies Speaker Series 2014-2015, NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, the American Studies program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for  Near Eastern Studies, NYU Native Studies Forum, Students for Justice in Palestine, the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, NYU Queer Union,  Radical Film and Lecture Series, and Students Creating Radical Change.
  
  
   Thursday, November 20, 6:00PM - 8:00 PM
Solidarity and the Sharing Economy in New York City
A discussion on new economies and the reshaping of urban life in NYC. Featuring Carmen Huertas-Noble, Christina Jaus, Fatima Husain, Maliha Safri, and Arun Sundararajan, moderated by Melissa Fisher. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis; Co-sponsored by SCA's American Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Latino Studies programs.

  
  
  Monday, December 1, 8:00 PM
BDS: The US, Israel, and the Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza this summer, made possible with generous U.S. military, political and diplomatic support, raises important questions for American taxpayers. Omar Barghouti, J. Kehaulani Kauanui and Corey Robin will discuss the rising success of the Palestinian led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in the United States and in the American academy. Co-sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Studies, Asian/Pacific American Studies, and American Studies programs in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Jewish Voice for Peace, and Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU.
  
  
  Saturday, December 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LABOR IN ABU DHABI 101: A Cross-Campus Teach-In
A discussion on labor conditions at NYU Abu Dhabi. Speakers include Kristina Bogos, Jess Champagne, Arang Keshavarzian, Martin Klimke, Erum Raza, Kimberly Rodriguez, Andrew Ross, and Justin Stearns. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of History, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU, and South Asia@NYU.