Reimagining Disciplinarity when Radical Studies Converge

Zoom Webinar

Join us for a conversation with: Roderick Ferguson; William Robertson Coe Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University; Ann Cvetkovich Professor and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the Pauline Jewett Institute, Carleton University; Gayatri Gopinath; Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU. Hosted by […]

Rehearsals for Living Book Launch

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street (at St. Clair) 601 Christie Street (at St. Clair), Toronto, ON

Another Story Bookshop, Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto and Scholar Strike Canada present: In-person Toronto Book Launch for Rehearsals for Living with Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Hosted by Beverly Bain With music by DJ Murr from LAL. FREE!  PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Sponsored by Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab, Canada Research Chair in […]

Conversation with Grace M. Cho, the Author of Tastes Like War

Register to attend in-person. Register to attend virtually. Grace M. Cho is the author of Tastes Like War (Feminist Press, 2021), a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award in nonfiction and the winner of the 2022 Asian Pacific American Literature Award in adult nonfiction. She is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the College […]


William Doo Auditorium 45 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario

Stuart Hall has already told us in his classic essay “Cultural Identity and Diaspora:”  “…all discourse is ‘placed’, and the heart has its reasons.” The concept “diaspora” leaves us reaching for something else. Here, we propose Black/queerpolis as a supplement. After the Atlantic revolutions and Maurice Bishop, after structural adjustment, after Reagan, Thatcher, AIDS, and crack (and […]

Colonial Domesticity and Social Reproduction

Boardroom, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto 315 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

This lecture considers the centrality of forms of domesticity, such as family, kinship, and schooling, to the social reproduction of colonialism and racial capitalism in the United States. Colonial and capitalist social relations are materially reproduced through feminized care work, household, and biological labor. While homes and households are primary sites for the invisible and […]

CANCELLED Book Launch: Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago – Kemi Adeyemi

JHB 100A, Jackman Humanities Building 170 St. George Street, Toronto

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled Please join the WGSI in celebrating the launch of Kemi Adeyemi's book Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago. The launch will include a conversation with the author and respondents Beverley Mullings, SA Smythe & Jordache A. Ellapen.

Women and Gender Studies: Exploring Careers

Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 St. George Street - Room 1160, Toronto

Join us for a career conference with a group of amazing speakers that will help you turn your WGSI degree into unique and engaging careers. Bahen Centre Room 1160 | 5pm - 7pm

Book Launch: Wet Toes – Mary Nyquist

WGSI Lounge, Wilson Hall University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Join the Women and Gender Studies Institute; New College; African Studies; and Caribbean Studies for the launch of Mary Nyquist's book Wet Toes. A former faculty member and director of WGSI, Mary Nyquist has participated in both Caribbean and African Studies. She is an award-winning scholar of early modern literature, Euro-colonialism, and Atlantic slavery. Though […]

Book Launch: Rehearsals for Living – Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

William Doo Auditorium 45 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario

NEW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023 Click here to RSVP The event will include a moderated talk with the authors, a poetry performance by Canisia Lubrin and books will be sold on site by Another Story Bookshop. About the Book Rehearsals is a captivating book, part debate, part dialogue, part lively and detailed familial correspondence between […]