Fall 2023

Thursday, September 7 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Social Sciences Block Party
Join us for food, great views, and celebrations at the BU Social Sciences block party!
Location: 665 Commonwealth Ave

Wednesday, September 20 | 6:00 – 7:15 PM
Queer Forms of Asian American Inscrutability
Join us for a virtual dialogue on Surface Relations: Queer Forms of Asian American Inscrutability featuring author Vivian L. Huang and respondent Evan Sakuma.
Location: Virtual

Thursday, September 21 | 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Book Fair
Join us for BU’s first-ever student-led Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Book Fair! There will be a $5 Below Book Sale, a book-mark crafting station, and a multi-disciplinary discussion on WGS topics featuring a panel of WGS Faculty.
Location: Howard Thurman Center (808 Commonwealth Ave)

October 10-12 | 9:00 – 4:30 PM
The Good Friday Agreement 20 Years On: Gendered and Grassroots Approaches to Peace and Conflict
This conference marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement by centering the often overlooked “on-the-ground” efforts that operate at the intersection of gender, transitional justice, and peace-building in Northern Ireland.
Location: Tsai Performance Center and Metcalf Ballroom

Tuesday, October 17 | 5:30 PM
Blurring the Color Line: Screening and Q&A with Director Crystal Kwok
What did it mean to be Chinese in Black spaces during segregation? Director Crystal Kwok digs into how her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in a Black Augusta, Georgia neighborhood. Q&A to following screening with Crystal Kwok, Jilene Chua, and Paula Austin.
Location: Center for Computing & Data Sciences Room 1750 (665 Commonwealth Ave)

Monday, December 4 | 5:30 PM
Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture with Jules Gill-Peterson
Jules Gill-Peterson is Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child, the first book to shatter the widespread myth that transgender children are a brand-new generation in the twenty-first century.
Location: Tsai Auditorium (685 Commonwealth Ave)


Spring 2024

Wednesday, January 19 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Writing with Silence: Engaging with the Unspoken and Unspeakable in Humanistic and Qualitative Social Sciences Research Workshop
Location: TBD (BU)

Thursday, February 29 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Black Trans Poetics: A Reading with Levi Cain, JR Mahung, and Cameron Awkward-Rich
Location: TBD (BU)

Thursday, April 25 | 5:00 PM
Sedgwick Lecture Series: Tavia Nyong’o
Location: TBD (BU)