Past Event

Threatening Gender

October 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery
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? Eric Fassin is Professor of Sociology in the Departments of Political Science and Gender Studies, Paris-8 University Vincennes – Saint-Denis, Laboratoire d’etudes de genre et de sexualite (CNRS). This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Francaise, the Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities, and the Insitute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

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Alexander Kutler