Upcoming Events
(Open to the Public)

July 9, 2014 (All day) to September 10, 2014 (All day)
Art Exhibition: Keenu Hall
113 Dickinson Hall

“As a young open-minded artist, inspiration for my creations come from everywhere! My characters and stories originate from masterpieces created by different people who I consider important; the dark creepy tales of Tim Burton to the mixed, odd slapstick humor of Jim Henson. My style reflects my love of storytelling. Unlike most artists, I design stories that would amuse people, as much as they amuse me. I have enough open creativity in my heart and mind to explore the different worlds of the imagination and make them my own – From the magical ancient lands of Scotland to the totally toonastic realm of “Toontopia”, everything is positively possible, to the uneek mind of an artist like me!” – Keenu Hale (uneek is Keenu backward)
Born on March 19, 1992, Keenu Hale's birth was complicated with near death moments, with Seizure Disorders undetected until age six months. His life was in jeopardy. Within his first five years he was brushed with four life-threatening experiences. Keenu Hale has a gift, winning his first art contest at the age of 18 months. Creating various genres of cartoon styles, Keenu currently has developed over 1,000 characters, as he hopes to give his characters purpose through his storybooks, and to one day become an Animator (perhaps for Tim Burton?). Currently, Keenu is a Student at School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is a 2010 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in New Jersey. He is a Humble Artist with Autism that shines greater than his art.

September 8, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Freshman Academic Expo
Frick Chemistry Lab

Welcome Class of 2018!
Please stop by our table at the Expo to learn more about the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, including certificate requirements. You can register on the spot (with no obligation), and sign up to receive our emails regarding events and other noteworthy information. Staff and students will be there to answer any of your questions.

September 22, 2014 (All day)
Queer Scholars Event
Location to Be Announced

More information coming soon!

September 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
"Dreaming for Freud"
113 Dickinson Hall

Author Sheila Kohler will be here to discuss her book.
More details to come. 

September 30, 2014 (All day)
Acts of Comparison: Meaning and Methodology in Comparative Thinking
Location to be announced

Date is tentative and subject to change.
This conference is concerned both with theoretical and practical issues related to comparative thinking. We are interested in reflecting on the methodological implications of comparison in light of new literary epistemologies, the crisis in the humanities, the question of national languages and the role of critical theory. This is conference asks: what does comparison do and what specific practices are involved in doing comparison?
The conference will bring together an array of graduate students and faculty, both from within and outside Princeton, and will include a mixture of panels and roundtables, including Professors Rita Felski (University of Virginia), Moira Fradinger (Yale), Nirvana Tanoukhi (Wisconsin-Madison), Brian T. Edwards (Northwestern). Please see the conference description online at http://actsofcomparison.wordpress.com.

September 30, 2014 (All day)
Slavic Grad Conference
Location to be announced

More information coming soon, including actual date, time, and location.

October 6, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Nick Krieger
Location to be announced

A native of New York, Nick Krieger realized at the age of twenty-one that he’d been born on the wrong coast, a malady he corrected by transitioning to San Francisco. His writing has earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He aspires to be a stay-at-home dad (with or without kids), and spends his time practicing yoga, eating cereal, and queering all that he can. He holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco.
More information coming soon!

October 11, 2014 (All day)
Black Queer Graduate Student Conference, 2014
Location to be announced

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
What is the status of the black feminist tradition in the academy today? More urgently, how should we understand the black feminist tradition in relationship to queer and sexuality studies? How might we reconcile the animating influence of black feminist scholarship in the humanities with its marginalized position in the academy? If we accept that black feminist interventions of the 1980s and beyond radically revisioned strategies, methodologies, and approaches of intellectual engagement, how do we understand its near disappearance only thirty years later?
If, as Roderick Ferguson argues in Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique, women of color feminism—black lesbian feminism, particularly—emerged at the end of the “second apotheosis of liberalism,” as the foremost site from which to combat and orient opposition in an increasingly shrinking world, what role does the black feminist tradition play today as neoliberalism everywhere entrenches itself?
How might Jasbir Puar’s call to supplement intersectionality—a term and methodology borne out of the experiences and intellectual work of black feminists—offer a response to the black feminist tradition’s position in the neoliberal moment or how might it challenge it? In Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Puar urges scholars to conceptually rethink intersectionality alongside assemblages.
This conference invites papers that consider the convergences and divergences between black feminisms and queer theory. Our theme, purposefully broad, aims to include a range of disciplines including but not limited to, history, sociology, literary and cultural studies, black studies, queer studies, media studies, and art history. We especially seek scholarship from disciplines where a lacuna exists with regard to queer experiences and/or those of people of African descent. Sample topics include but are not limited to:
·      Black feminism and globalization
·      The role of black feminist archives and genealogies
·      Intersections between political organizing and intellectual production
·      Black feminism and the digital age
Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address for this one-day conference. The conference will feature 16 presentations of original scholarship. Submission and acceptance to this conference will be based on blind reviews of 250-300 word abstracts. Please submit your abstracts and CV to bqsgraduateconference@gmail.com by September, 10 2014. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. All other inquiries should be directed to Brittney Edmonds (bedmonds@princeton.edu).

December 2, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Marta Cunningham
Location to be announced

More information coming soon!

March 31, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Miss America 2014 - Nina Davuluri
Location to Be Announced

Closing Women's History Month and opening Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this event will be focusing on Ms. Davuluri's experience with her "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency" and "Circle of Unity" service projects, her responses to the racist or racially-charged controversy following her win, and the ways in which she navigates the relationship between her gender, ethnicity, and nationality.

April 15, 2015 (All day)
Laverne Cox
Location to Be Announced

More information coming soon!