Oct 23-24, 2014
Earl Hall, Columbia University &
First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem


Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality? Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics
Anthea Butler, Kenyon Farrow, Darnell Moore, Alondra Nelson, Emilie Townes, and more


Registration and full schedule available here. We are living through a moment of tremendous change at the intersection of race, religion, and sexuality, which has significant implications both for those who study and practice religion alike. This conference will bring scholars, activists, and religious leaders together to explore a range of historical and contemporary phenomena associated with religion, race, and sexuality, as they coalesce and converge. The task before us is not to address a … Read more

Nov 8, 2014 | 2:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center


No Such Thing as Neutral
Ali Rosa-Salas

discussion and performances

Countless forms of dance created and performed in public spaces are bundled under the umbrella of “vernacular” or “street.” These diverse methods have been widely recognized for their emphasis on improvisation, “informal” teaching methods, and the central role of marginalized communities of color in their production, yet they are often figured primarily in opposition to traditionally valorized forms of ballet and modern dance in scholarship and popular culture. With this project, Ali … Read more

Nov 13, 2014 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall


Natural Product Synthesis : A Platform for Discovery in Chemistry and Biology
Sarah E. Reisman


The chemical synthesis of natural products provides an exciting platform from which to conduct fundamental research in chemistry and biology. Dr. Reisman’s laboratory has ongoing research programs targeting the chemical syntheses of several natural products. The densely packed arrays of heteroatoms and stereogenic centers that constitute these polycyclic targets challenge the limits of current technology and inspire the development of new synthetic strategies and tactics. This seminar will … Read more

Jan 23-24, 2015
Murphy Institute
CUNY Grad Center


Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Impacts of Economic Injustice on LGBTQ Communities


As part of the ongoing Queer Survival Economies project spearheaded by Amber Hollibaugh, this conference works to make visible queer economic realities and survival strategies. Tracks and sessions will include queer perspectives within poor and low-income communities, immigration, the state, and transnational flows of labor; the invisibility of the many queer people working in industries like retail; the impact of sexual identities in the workplace, restaurants, or health care that offer long … Read more