Seminars in the City

CLAGS initiated the Seminars in the City program in July 1998. The series reflects CLAGS’s commitment to providing a public forum for intellectual discussion and debate on and off the college campus. Seminars in the City also connects academics, activists, and the larger community. As Alisa Solomon, CLAGS’s former Executive Director, has pointed out, “Seminars in the City is one of the many ways in which CLAGS continues its commitment to bridging the academy and the community to share knowledge about gay and lesbian lives.”

The monthly series offers an informal but intellectually charged environment for addressing major works of LGTBQ studies. The aim is to make complex and often abstruse ideas engaging for academic and nonacademic readers. Each semester centers around a particular theme and is led by an instructor with an expertise in the field.

If you are interested in organizing a Seminar in the City series, please contact Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. or be an advanced Graduate Student.

  • The Age of Promiscuity: Gay Male Sex Before AIDS (September 9, 2018)
  • Lesbian Lives, Theories, & Herstories (September 17, 2015)
  • Queer Sex Work in the City (September 4, 2014)
  • Queer(ing) New York (May 2013)
  • Queering the Frame: Transgressive Performance & the Possibility of Freedom (Octobre 22, 2013)
  • Bringing Queer to the K-12 Classroom (March 31, 2012)
  • Queering the Curriculum (February 4, 2012)
  • The Bloomsbury Group (November 10, 2011)
  • Creating LGBTQ History with (December 9, 2010)
  • Beijing + 15 (March 8, 2010)