Melissa Wilcox, “Holy Communion Condoms! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as a Case for Religion in Queer Studies." Tuesday, May 7th at 4:30 in the CAAS Vanguard Lounge. Hosted by Religion.

Harjant S. Gill, Screening and Q&A, Mardistan (Macholand). Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00pm in Film Studies 190 (Powell Family Cinema). Part of the Global Queer Studies Lecture Series.

Robert Reid-Pharr lecture, FGSS Diane Weiss Memorial Lecture, Thursday, April 18 at 4:30 in Russell House.

Queer Studies Research Collective Salon with Jordy Rosenberg on Confessions of the Fox (with Lisa Cohen & Christina Crosby). April 9th at 6:30pm. location TBD.

Kareem Khubchandani, "Dance Floor Divas: Fieldwork, Fabulation, and Fathoming in Queer Bangalore," April 9th at noon in the Theater Studio.

Martin F. Manalansan IV, "Enmeshment: Queer Togetherness and Caring." Thursday, April 4th at 4:30 in Russell House. Part of the Global Queer Studies Lecture Series.

Tavia Nyong'o, “The Queer Drama of Black Life." Center for the Humanities. Monday, April 1 at 6pm in Daniel Family Commons. 

Serena Bassi, Mistranslating Minority: Desire and Queer Marxism in the Italian Movimento del '77.” Monday, March 25 at 4:30.

Roger Grant, “The History of Extra, or The Sound of Hyperbole in Three Scenes." Center for the Humanities. Monday, February 25 at 6pm in Daniel Family Commons. 

Erin Durban, “Plastic Animacies: Queer Reframings of Haitian Ecologies." Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30 in Allbritton 311. Part of the Global Queer Studies Lecture Series.

Katherine Brewer Ball lecture, "This Face is Not For Us: Thinking Escape in Queer Visual Narratives." Center for the Humanities. Monday, February 18 at 6pm in Daniel Family Commons. 

Michelle Memran, screening of film “The Rest I Make Up,” on Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes, followed by a conversation with the director. February 12, at 6 p.m., in the Powell Family Cinema.

Marquis Bey lecture, “You Had Me at Hell No: Fugitive Black Feminism and Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ Spill." January 29, 2019 at 4:30 at CAAS.

Alison Kafer lecture, "After Crip, Beyond Disability." Center for the Humanities. Monday, December 3 at 6pm in Daniel Family Commons.

Christina Crosby lecture, "Skin, Touching, Skin: Disability, Touch, and Radical Interdependence." Center for the Humanities. Monday, November 19 at 6pm in Daniel Family Commons. 

Jasbir K. Puar lecture, “Palestine in/and American Studies.” American Studies @ 50. Friday, November 2 at 1:30 in Powell Family Cinema.

Mel Chen lecture, "Something about Nothing." Center for the Humanities. Monday, October 8 at 6pm in Daniel Family Commons.

The FGSS Annual Symposium with Linda Villarosa and Khary Polk, moderated by Lisa Cohen. Friday, November 2 at noon in Russell House. 

Becca Blackwell, solo performance "They, Themselves and Schmerm." Friday, October 5 at 7:30 & 9:30, World Music Hall.

Liz Montegary, book talk on Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families. Wednesday, September 26 at 4:30 in Judd 116.

Dan Healey, lecture: “Working on the Past in a Homophobic Present: Do Post-Soviet Queers Need History?" Wednesday, September 12, at 4:30 PM, in Fisk 208.


C. Riley Snorton lecture, "Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity." Tuesday, December 5th at 4:30pm in Russell House more

Chelsea Manning in conversation with Margot Weiss. Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm in the Memorial Chapel. 

Jen Manion CAAS lecture, “The Fugitive Slave Act, Anti-Cross-Dressing Laws, and the Expansion of American Policing." November 9th at 4:30pm in Vanguard Lounge, CAAS

Work-in-progress performance of "Cherie Dre" by Sacha Yanow, Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm in the Theater Studio. A talkback will follow with Lisa Cohen & Katherine Brewer Ball.

Performance artist Primavera Contu and Julia Heim on queer sex, politics and art in contemporary Italy. October 18th at 4:30pm in the Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languges


Juana María Rodríguez lecture: "Speaking, Seeing, Sensing Sexilo." Thursday, April 13th at 4:30pm in Russell House

Dean Spade lecture: "What Becomes Possible Now." Friday, April 7th at 2:00pm in Memorial Chapel

Jennifer Boylan (’80) and Alexander Chee (’89) reading recent work on Friday, March 3rd at 5pm in the Smith Reading Room of Olin Library. Q&A and reception to follow.

RESCHEDULED: 2016-17: Eli Clare reads from Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure on MONDAY, February 13th at 4:30 in Russell House. Books available to purchase. Reception to follow.

Poet, essayist, and conceptual artist Dawn Lundy Martin, reading on Wednesday, October 19th, at 8pm at Russell House. Q+A with students before the reading -- 4:30 in Downey Lounge

Boychild, artist talk Thursday, Oct. 13th at 5:30pm in Zilka. Performance Friday, Oct. 14th 8pm at Schonberg Dance Studio

Angela Willey, lecture on Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology. Tuesday, October 11th at 4:30pm in PAC 001


Jennifer Finney Boylan, ‘80, lecture and book signing: She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. Thursday, April 21st at 4:15 pm in Beckham Hall. Book signing to follow lecture

FGSS Dianne Weiss Memorial Lecture: Ann Cvetkovich. Thursday, February 25th at 7pm in PAC 001. 

Morgan Bassichis performing “Morgan in Theory,” Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm in CFA Hall.

Gregg Bordowitz Q+A and public reading, November 18th. Q+A at 4:15pm, reading at 8pm, location TBA.

Laurie Weeks and Elizabeth Reddin, Reading & Performance, Tuesday, October 20th at 8pm in Allbritton 311. 

David Halperin, lecture: What is Sex For? Tuesday, October 20th at 6pm in the Daniel Family Commons. Reception before and after talk.



Queer/Art/Poetics: The Art of Queer Theory conference. April 23-25. Featuring M.Lamar, Kadji Amin, Katherine Brewer Ball, Amber Musser, Margot Weiss, Laura Grappo, Jennifer Row, Damon Young, Rachel Ellis Neyra, Ann Pellegrini, Roy Pérez, Jack Halberstam, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Uri McMillan, Ramzi Fawaz, Darieck Scott, Shanté Paradigm Smalls, and Christina Crosby. For schedule, see: http://queerartpoetics.tumblr.com/

FGSS "Social Death and Survival" Lecture Series: Wesleyan faculty panel Thursday, February 26th at 4:15pm in Allbritton 311; Lisa Cacho lecture Thursday, March 26 at 4:15pm in PAC001;  Jasbir Puar lecture Thursday, April 30 at 4:15pm in PAC001.

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes performing "Abolición del Pato (Abolition of the Duck)." In English and Spanish. Friday, November 7th at 7:30pm in Memorial Chapel.

FGSS Fall Symposium: "Activism in Queer Times": A Conversation with Reina Gossett and Amber Hollibaugh. Friday, October 31 at 3:30pm in Usdan 108

Screening and Discussion of The Punk Singer, with film director Sini Anderson and Tavia Nyong'o. Thursday, October 30 at 4:30pm in Powell Family Cinema

Robert McRuer, lecture: Queer/Crip Displacements: Disability, Austerity, and Resistance. Thursday, October 2 at 4:30pm in Allbritton 311