Events

Author Events in October

This October, check out some of the many opportunities to see our authors at online and in-person events around the world. Be sure to note the local time zone for each event.

Cover of Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle by Shannen Dee Williams. Cover is yellow, orange and fuschia with a black and white photo of a Black nun in front of a microphone.

October 3, 7 pm EDT: Shannen Dee Williams, author of Subversive Habits, presents an in-person talk based on her book at Mount Saint Mary’s College. Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, NY.

October 4, 5 pm  EDT: Neferti X.M. Tadiar, author of Remaindered Life, speaks in-person at Duke University as part of the Gender Studies Now event series, East Duke Parlors, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC.

October 4, 3:30 pm MDT: Joseph Pugliese, author of Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human, gives the 2022 IHR Book Award Lecture online.

October 5, 12pm PDT: Andrea Ballestero and Brit Ross, coeditors of Experimenting with Ethnography, host a virtual event celebrating the first anniversary of their book’s publication. The event features commentary by Marilyn Strathern, Dawn Nafus, and Nikhil Anand, along with a panel of two of the book’s contributors, Patricia Alvarez Astacio and Tone Walford. This event is co-sponsored by the Ethnography Studio, the Levan Institute for the Humanities, and the Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life at USC.

Cover of Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century by Kaysha Corinealdi. Cover is black and features a collage of images, newspaper articles and artifacts from Panamanian history.

October 5, 4:15 EDT: Heather Davis, author of Plastic Matter, gives a talk called “Ambivalent Repair” hosted by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at John Hopkins University.

October 6, 7pm EDT: Kaysha Corinealdi, author of Panama in Black, will be in conversation with Ariana A. Curtis in a virtual event hosted by Cafe con Libros.

October 6, 7 pm PDT: Richard T. Rodríguez, author of A Kiss across the Ocean, reads from his book in-person at Fabulosa Books. 489 Castro Street, San Francisco.

October 10, 6 pm PDT: Elisabeth Anker, author of Ugly Freedoms, speaks in-person at Reed College. Eliot Hall 314, 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR.

October 11, 11:15 am CEST: Breathing Aesthetics author Jean-Thomas Tremblay lectures in-person about his book at the University of Copenhagen. Læderstræde 20, Lecture Hall, Copenhagen.

October 11, 7 pm PDT: Vicente L. Rafael, author of The Sovereign Trickster, joins Moon-Ho Jung to discuss colonialism, empire, late-stage capitalism, and more at an in-person event at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA.

October 12, 12 pm PDT: Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early, authors of Our Veterans, speak in-person at the Rotary Club of Napa. 2840 Soscol Avenue, Napa, CA.

October 12, 12 pm PDT: Elisabeth Anker, author of Ugly Freedoms, speaks in-person at the University of Washington. Petersen Room, 4th floor of Allen Library, 4000 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA.

October 13, 5 pm EDT: Elisabeth Anker speaks about her book Ugly Freedoms in-person at Whitman College. Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory, 324 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA.

Cover of Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties by John D'Emilio. Cover is maroon with orange lettering and features photgraphs of a teenage boy shaking hands with a Cardinal, two boys with buzz cuts playing, and a young man sitting at a desk.

October 15, 7 pm CDT: John D’Emilo, author of Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood, joins Steven Louis Brawley for an online conversation sponsored by Left Bank Books.

October 17, 5 pm EDT: Matt Brim, author of Poor Queer Studies, gives the annual Queer Theory Lecture in person at Duke University. East Duke Pink Parlor, East Duke Bldg, 112 Campus Dr, Durham, NC.

October 18, 7 pm EDT: NYU’s Department of Performance Studies sponsors a book launch for Barbara Browning’s The Miniaturists. Room 612, PS Studio, NYU, New York City.

October 18, 5 pm EDT: Ricky Rodriguez, author of A Kiss across the Ocean, is in virtual conversation with Alexandra Vazquez, author of The Florida Room, as part of the IASPM-US Popular Music Books in Process series.

Cover of Cartographic Memory: Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space by Juan Herrera. The lettering is in many colors and is in the style of a protest poster. There is a drawing of a woman in a red scarf, a child and a man with a mustache.

October 19, 3:30 pm PDT: Juan Herrera, author of Cartographic Memory, gives an in-person talk entitled “Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space” sponsored by the University of California Berkeley Department of Geography.  575 McCone Hall, Berkeley.

October 20, 4 pm EDT: Elisabeth Anker, author of Ugly Freedoms, speaks in-person at Hamilton College.

October 20, 4-5:30pm EDT: micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, will give an online book talk as part of the Fall 2022 Humanities Forum hosted by UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities.

October 20, 6 pm EDT: John D’Emilio, author of Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood, speaks at an in-person event at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York City. Pre-registration is required.

October 21, 3:30 pm CDT: Darren Byler, author of Terror Capitalism, speaks in-person at the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies. Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 E. 57th St. Chicago.

October 24, 6 pm EDT: Srila Roy, author of Changing the Subject, speaks in-person at The New School Sociology Colloquium. Wolff Conference Room, 6 E 16 St, New York City.

October 25, 7 pm GMT: Diana Paton and Matthew Smith, editors of The Jamaica Reader, give an in-person talk at Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield. Tickets are £7 in advance and £8 at the door.

Cover of The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America edited by Gwendolyn L. Wright, Lucas Hubbard, and William A. Darity. The title is in black font against a white background; a light blue surgical mask lies in between "Pandemic" and "Divide."

October 25-27: The Samuel DuBois Cook Center at Duke University hosts a conference inspired by the book The Pandemic Divide, edited by Gwendolyn L. Wright, Lucas Hubbard, and William A. Darity. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 3001 Cameron Boulevard Durham, NC.

October 25, 5-6pm CDT: Jean-Thomas Tremblay, author of Breathing Aesthetics, hosts a virtual event with the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore. They will be joined in conversation by Jennifer Scappatone.

October 26, 11 am EDT: Sami Schalk launches her new book Black Disability Politics at the Ford Foundation, 320 E 43rd St, New York City.

October 27, 4 pm EDT: Vicente L. Rafael, author of The Sovereign Trickster, gives an online lecture entitled “How Revolutionary was the Philippine Revolution?” as part of the Philippines Lecture Series at Harvard University.

October 27, 4:10 pm EDT: Srila Roy, author of Changing the Subject, speaks in-person at Columbia University. 208 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, New York.

October 27, 5:45 pm CET: Heather Davis, author of Plastic Matter, gives a keynote address titled “Petro-modernity as Pleasure and Threat” at the Swiss Design Network Research Summit in Switzerland.

October 28, 7:30 pm GMT: The bands Scritti Politti and The Mekons77 play at The Brudenell in Leeds to support Gavin Butt’s new book No Machos or Pop Stars. Tickets are £20 in advance.

Author Events in September

We have so many great in-person and virtual author events in September, all around the world. Hope you can make it to some of them! Please note the local time zone for each event.

September 1, 6 pm EDT: Shannen Dee Williams discusses her book Subversive Habits in a virtual talk sponsored by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture.

September 2, 10 am SGT: Fran Martin, author of Dreams of Flight, gives an online talk sponsored by the National University of Singapore Department of Communications and New Media.

Cover of In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings in West Papua by Sophie Chao. Cover is grey, pink and light green with palm fronds on it.

September 2, 10:30 am SGT: Sophie Chao shares insights from her book In the Shadow of the Palms at a virtual event organized by NTU Singapore’s Southeast Asian Studies department.

September 7, 6 pm PDT:  Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early, co-authors of Our Veterans, speak about their book as part of the KPFA Author series at Veterans Memorial Building, (Room 206), 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California.

September 8, 7 pm PDT: Richard T. Rodriguez discusses his book A Kiss Across the Ocean in person at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA.

September 8, 6 pm EDT: The Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken hosts an in-person reading and book signing by LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, author of Talking to the Dead.

September 10, 3:15 PM EDT: Author David Grubbs will read from his book Good night the pleasure was ours and play a first-time duo with Fred Lonberg-Holm as part of a program curated by Notice Recordings for Verbatim, a festival for small presses and record labels.

September 11, 2 pm AEST: Sophie Chao will launch her book In the Shadow of the Palms at the West Papua Open Day at 838 Collins St, Docklands, Victoria. The event will also be streamed.

Cover of Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends, and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs by Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, & Jasper Craven. Cover features an image of a man and two women in uniform, holding the edge of a very large United States flag, while walking in a parade.

September 12, 5:30 pm EDT: Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven will speak about their book Our Veterans at Still North Books in Hanover, NH. 

September 13, 7 pm EDT: Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven read from and sign Our Veterans at Phoenix Books, 191 Bank St. Burlington, Vermont. 

September 14, 6 pm EDT: Lorgia García Peña, author of Translating Blackness, gives a book talk titled “Community as Rebellion” at CUNY Graduate Center. Register here for the Zoom link. 

September 15, 4:30 pm EDT:  Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven speak about Our Veterans at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont.  

September 15, 5 pm EDT: Lorgia García Peña gives an in-person book talk on Translating Blackness at the SCA Flex Space, 20 Cooper Square, New York University.

September 15, 7 pm PDT: Mila Zuo, author of Vulgar Beauty, will speak and lead a discussion following a screening of the film Irma Vep. The event, sponsored by the University of British Columbia, takes place at Robson Square and is is part of the Cinema Thinks The World project. 

September. 16: Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon will speak about Our Veterans in the Albany/Troy area.  

September 16: Lorgia García Peña gives a book talk and signs copies of Translating Blackness at WordUp bookstore in New York City.

September 17, 4 pm PDT: Libro Mobile and Ghostown Anaheim sponsor a book launch for A Kiss across the Ocean by Richard T. Rodríguez. It will feature the author in conversation with Marlén Ríos-Hernández as well as live music, at the Bristol Swap Mall Food Court, 1150 S. Bristol St. #A3, Santa Ana, California. The event will also be streamed on Instagram Live.

September 20, 6 pm EDT: Simone White, author of or, on being the other woman, is in conversation with The Friend in a virtual event sponsored by The New School.

September 21, 7 pm EDT: Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon speak about and sign Our Veterans at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

September 21, 8 pm EDT: The Poetry Project celebrates Simone White’s new book or, on being the other woman at an in-person event in St. Marks Church in New York City.

September 22, 4:30 pm EDT: Lorgia García Peña holds a book launch for Translating Blackness at Tufts University and will be joined by respondents Robin DG Kelley and SA Smythe. The event will be held in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, 15 Talbot Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts.

September 23, 7 pm PDT: David Grubbs reads from his new book Good night the pleasure was ours at 2220 Arts + Archives in Los Angeles. The reading is free. A solo and ensemble performance follows at 9pm as a separate ticketed event. 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles.

September 28, 6 pm EDT: Mary Louise Pratt, author of Planetary Longings, will speak about her book at Brown University. The talk takes place at Joukowsky Forum and is sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

September 29, 3:30 pm CDT: John D’Emilio will read from his new book Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhoood at the University of Illinois Chicago. The event will be held in the Illinois Room in the Student Center East.

Cover of Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspective by Lorgia García Peña. The word Translating is in white and Blackness is in black, upside down like a mirror image. The cover features fine art of a sunset over a beach with a rock feature.

September 29, 10:30 am PDT: Xochitl Marsilli-Vargas virtually presents her book Genres of Listening in conjunction with Stanford’s Humanities Center as part of their Inside the Center series. RSVP for Zoom link.

September 29, 6 pm: Lorgia García Peña, author of Translating Blackness speaks at the University of Toledo Law School’s McQuade Law Auditorium.

September 30, 10 am EDT: micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, will serve as keynote speaker at the Future Bodies symposium of the New Media Caucus at Virginia Tech. Free and open to the public.

September 30, 7 pm EDT: Thomas Beller, author of Lost in the Game, will moderate a Bookforum panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Panelists include Lindsay Zoladz and Ross Gay.

Author Events in August

Our authors will be participating in online and in-person events around the world in August. Hope you can make it to one!

August 5, 6 pm AEST: Glee Books in Sydney hosts an in-person book launch for Sophie Chao, author of In the Shadow of the Palms

August 10, 6 pm EDT: Shola von Reinhold, author of LOTE, will be in conversation with Marlowe Granados at Rizzoli Bookstore. 1133 Broadway, New York City

August 11, 1 pm AEST: Srila Roy, author of Changing the Subject, speaks on ‘Feminist Development In Eastern India: Entangled Histories And Empowered Women’ at the University of Sydney. A02 Level 6 Seminar Room 650

August 11, 7pm EDT: The final session of the Duke University 2022 APSI Summer Book Club will feature a discussion with Yan Lianke, author of Discovering Fiction, and Carlos Rojas, the book’s translator. This is a hybrid event with in-person and online components. The in-person event will be held at the John Hope Franklin Center Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC.

August 13, 8pm PDT: Simone White, author of or, on being the other woman, will read from her work at the Poetic Research Bureau, 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

August 13, 1-6 pm EDT: Fonderie Darling hosts a day of exchange around the book Re-understanding Media, co-edited by Sarah Sharma and Rianka Singh. Fondarie Darling, Main Hall, 745 rue Ottawa, Montréal, Canada.

August 23, 8 am PDT: Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early, co-authors of Our Veterans, speak to the Novato Rotary Club at Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant, 15 Rowland Way, Novato, California.

August 25, 4 pm PDT: Lynn Spigel, author of TV Snapshots, gives a virtual talk sponsored by the UCLA Library Film and Television Archive.

August 31, 6 pm PDT: Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early, co-authors of Our Veterans, hold a launch party for their book and a fundraiser for the Richmond Pulse newspaper at Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Richmond, California.

Author Events in July

From symposiums and workshops to musical performances and book parties, Duke Press authors have exciting events scheduled throughout the month of July. We hope you can catch one.

July 1, 7pm CEST:  CRC 1171 Affective Societies Freie Universität Berlin hosts an in-person book party for Omar Kasmani, author of Queer Companions at SAVVY Contemporary, Reinickendorfer Straße 17 in Berlin.

July 2, 1pm EDT: Eric Stanley, author of Atmospheres of Violence, is in conversation in person with Jamie Grace at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse in Baltimore. 

July 4, 1:30-7:30 pm, CEST: Omar Kasmani, author of Queer Companions, and Juana María Rodríguez, author of the forthcoming book Puta Life, participate in an in-person workshop on new work in queer studies at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

July 6, 1pm EDT: Film Quarterly sponsors the “Page Views Live” webinar featuring a conversation between Page Views editor Bruno Guaraná and Lindsey B. Green-Simms about her new book, Queer African Cinemas.

July 7, 1:30-3:00 pm, WEST: António Tomás, author of In the Skin of the City, will speak at the Iberian Conference on African Studies in Lisbon.

July 7, 7pm EDT: Eric Stanley, author of Atmospheres of Violence, joins Eli Coston and Travis Williams for an in-person conversation at Small Friend Records and Books in Richmond.

July 9, 7 pm EDT: David Grubbs will read from his new book Good night the pleasure was ours and also do a solo guitar performance at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn.

July 15, 11 am BST: Affect and Social Media/University of East London present a special Preview Symposium for the forthcoming publication of The Affect Theory Reader II, edited by Gregory Seigworth and Carolyn Pedwell. We hope it will be out in Fall 2023.

July 28, 3 pm AEST: The University of Queensland School of Social Science sponsors an online talk by Sophie Chao, author of In the Shadow of the Palms.

Author Events in June

You can catch our authors at both virtual and in-person events this month, in Europe and in the U.S.

Cover of Mass Conspiracy to Feed People: Food Not Bombs and the World-Class Waste of Global Cities by David Boarder Giles. Image is of the legs and feet of a person leaning into a dumpster.

June 1, 3 PM BST: Srila Roy, author of the forthcoming book Changing the Subject, will give an online talk sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at Warwick University.

June 2-3: Northwestern University hosts a two-day celebration of the work and legacy of Hamid Naficy, author of the three-volume work A Social History of Iranian Cinema. The gathering will include three panels, a keynote address, film screenings, personal testimonials, and more. It will include both in-person and virtual events.

June 3, 3:30 PM PDT: Darren Byler, author of Terror Capitalism, participates in a colloquium centered on how Uyghurs articulate experiences of dehumanization and rage, sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington.

June 3, 7:30 PM PDT: David Boarder Giles, author of A Mass Conspiracy to Feed People, will appear in person at Left Bank Books in Seattle.

June 11, 6:30 PM EDT: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA, and Duquesne University sponsor a book launch for Shannen Dee Williams’s Subversive Habits. The event is in-person at the Duquesne University Power Center.

Cover of Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media by micha cárdenas. Cover is blue with 7 people on it, and a center person is pointing.

June 14, 9AM PST: micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, will give an online talk at the colloquium “Medien | Denken” (Media | Thinking) hosted by the Institute for Media Studies at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.

June 15, 3:00 PM GMT: Gil Hochberg, author of Becoming Palestine, speaks in-person at the Beyond the Archive symposium at the Centre for Comparative Political Thought, SOAS London.

June 15, 2:30 PM EDT: Marlon Ross, author of Sissy Insurgencies, gives the keynote address at the 2022 virtual Conference on Men and Masculinities

June 16, 12 PM CEST:  micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, gives a talk at the international conference AN-ICON.


June 17: Heather Davis, author of Plastic Matter, is a participant in the symposium “Bad Taste? Culture and Consumption in the Great Acceleration” hosted by the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin. It takes place in-person.

June 22, 5:00 PM CEST: Gil Hochberg, author of Becoming Palestine, gives an in-person lecture at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis.

Author Events in May

Duke Press authors have virtual and in-person events scheduled around the world throughout the month of May. We hope you’re able to attend some of them!

May 2, 6 pm EDT: Shannen Dee Williams, author of Subversive Habits, participates in a hybrid event at Georgetown University honoring Sister Thea Bowman.

May 4, 6 pm BST: Sara Ahmed, author of Complaint!, presents a lecture entitled “Losing Your Hand: Complaint, Common Sense and Other Institutional Legacies.” It is sponsored by the Department of Psycho-Social Studies at Birkbeck College.

May 4, 4pm EDT: The Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University sponsors an online talk by Jonathan Sterne, author of Diminished Faculties, followed by a Q&A moderated by Emily Lim Rogers.

May 4, 7pm EDT: Aimee Meredith Cox, author of Shapeshifters, joins Bill T. Jones and others for a hybrid conversation to introduce the New York Live Arts Community of Scholars initiative.

May 6, 12pm PDT: micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, will give a talk at the Performance Studies Graduate Spring Forum at UC Davis.

May 9, 2 pm EDT: Mark Rifkin will participate in an online book panel discussion around his book Speaking for the People, hosted by UNC Greensboro’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.

May 9, 3:30 pm CEDT: Sophie Chao, author of In the Shadow of the Palms, speaks about her book at the Stockholm Center for Global Asia.

May 10, 2 pm EDT: Natalie Loveless, author of How to Make Art at the End of the World, joins the Inkcap Collective to discuss her book and an article she wrote with Carrie Smith.

May 10, 4 pm PDT: UCLA’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures sponsors an in-person talk by Michael K. Bourdaghs, author of A Fictional Commons.

May 10, 7 pm EDT: Max Fox and Kadji Amin join Scott Branson, the translator of Guy Hocquenghem’s Gay Liberation after May ‘68, to discuss the book and the futures of gay liberation.

May 11: Heather Davis, author of Plastic Matter, will give a talk at the Musée des Beaux Art Montréal.

May 11, 5 pm GMT: Cambridge University hosts an online talk by Sophie Chao, author of In the Shadow of the Palms, with responses from Maan Barua, Liana Chua, and Rupert Stasch. 

May 12: 3 pm CEDT: KU Leuven sponsors an in-person launch and roundtable discussion of Thomas Hendriks’s Rainforest Capitalism, featuring panelists Florence Bernault, Jeroen Cuvelier, Peter Geschiere, Nancy Rose Hunt, and  Amandine Lauro, and moderated by Peter Lambertz.

May 13: Dr. Nitasha Tamar Sharma, author of Hawai’i is My Haven, will participate in a virtual symposium hosted by the Faculty of Color Working Group at Tufts University

May 13, 11 am PDT: Rebecca Karl, author of The Magic of Concepts and Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World, is among the participants in a Red May Seattle online talk entitled “Revolution after Such Shipwrecks.”

May 15, 11 am PDT: Johanna Gosse, co-editor of Nervous Systems, is among the participants in a Red May Seattle online conversation entitled “Walter Benjamin’s Message in a Bottle.”

May 16: Heather Davis, author of Plastic Matter, will give a virtual invited talk as part of “Dis/Entangling Perspectives in Material Research” hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

May 18: 6 pm GMT: Jennifer Morgan, author of Reckoning with Slavery, gives the inaugural Elsa Goveia public lecture at the Darwin Lecture Theatre at University College London.

May 19, 8 am PDT: micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, will give a talk as part of “An-Iconology. Theory, History, and Practices of Environmental Images” (AN-ICON) hosted by University of Milan.

May 19, 11 am PDT, Alyosha Goldstein, author of Poverty in Common and co-editor of Formations of United States Colonialism, participates in a Red May Seattle online conversation entitled “For Anti-Fascist Futures: Against the Violence of Imperial Crises.”

May 19, 6:30 pm PDT: Ayala Levin, author of Architecture and Development, will give an in-person talk at UCLA.

May 20, 11 am PDT: Verónica Gago, author of Neoliberalism from Below, participates in a Red May Seattle online conversation entitled “The Feminis Subversion of the Economy.”

May 21, 10 am CDT: Renato Rosaldo, author of The Chasers and The Day of Shelly’s Death, will appear in-person at the San Antonio Book Festival.

May 24, 12 pm BST: Sara Ahmed, author of Complaint! presents a livestreamed public lecture at the University of Iceland, entitled “Feminist Ears: Listening to Complaint, Learning about Violence.”

May 25, 3 pm EDT: Global Sisters Report hosts an online talk by Shannen Dee Williams, author of Subversive Habits.

Author Events in April

Our authors have virtual and in-person events around the world in April. Hope you can attend some of them!

April 1, 3 pm EDT: Electric Marronage hosts an online book talk featuring Monica Huerta, author of Magical Habits, and Mercy Romero, author of Toward Camden.

April 4, 5 pm EDT: Jack Halberstam, author of Wild Things, joins Xine Yao for a conversation about her recent book Disaffected, sponsored by the Columbia University Seminar in Affect Studies.

April 5: 4 pm EDT: The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society at the University of Notre Dame sponsors an online book talk by Nicole Starosielski, author of Media Hot and Cold, as part of its Life in Pixels series.

April 6, 12 pm PDT: Alexandra T. Vasquez, author of The Florida Room, participates in an in-person conversation with Karen Tongson, Director of the Consortium for Gender, Sexuality, Race and Public Culture at USC Dornsife.

April 6, 6:30-8pm EDT: Melissa Gregg, author of Counterproductive, will participate in an in-person talk hosted by the University of Richmond Department of English.

April 7, 2 pm EDT: Scott Branson, translator of Gay Liberation after May ‘68 by Guy Hocquenghem, discusses the book with McKenzie Wark, as part of the Gender and Its Discontents speaker’s series sponsored by the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute at The New School.

April 7, 4:30-6pm EDT: Lauren Cramer, co-editor of the journal liquid blackness , gives an in-person talk titled “Sound, Image, Echo – A Family Affair” in Room 225 of the Friedl Building on Duke University’s East Campus. The event is presented by the Duke Program in Literature.

April 8, 6 pm EDT: Monica Huerta, author of Magical Habits, is joined by Namwali Serpell for the final installment of her Personal Habits series, sponsored by Labyrinth Books.

April 11, 4 pm EDT: The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society at the University of Notre Dame sponsors a hybrid in-person/online book talk by David Cecchetto, author of Listening in the Afterlife of Data, as part of its Life in Pixels series.

April 11, 5 pm PDT: The University of California Santa Cruz Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Department & the Department of Performance, Play & Design hosts an in-person book launch for micha cárdenas’s Poetic Operations at Cowell Provost House with respondents Gerald Casel and Nick Mitchell.

April 13, 6 pm EDT: NYU’s Department of Comparative Literature and the program in Poetics & Theory will host Gay Liberation After May 68: A Discussion and Reading of Guy Hocquenghem’s Political Writings with Max Fox, Antoine Idier, and Scott Branson, translator of Gay Liberation after May ‘68.

April 14, 3 pm EDT: Matt Brim, author of Poor Queer Studies, joins the Inkcap Collective for a discussion of his book.

April 14, 5:30 pm MST: micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations, will give an online book talk at the University of Arizona.

April 14, 5 pm EDT: Julietta Singh, author of Unthinking Mastery, will participate in a in-person conversation with Daryl Dance. The event is hosted by the University of Richmond Department of English

April 14, 2022: 7 pm EDT: Jorell Meléndez-Badillo, author of The Lettered Barriada, gives a LAWCHA Book talk.

April 14, 7 pm EDT: Xine Yao, author of Disaffected, gives the West Virginia University English Department Jackson and Nichols Distinguished Lecture online

April 14, 9 am PDT: Cressida J. Heyes, author of Anaesthetics of Existence, participates in an author-meets-critics panel at the APA Pacific Division conference.

April 15, 3 pm EDT: Nick Bromell, author of The Powers of Dignity, is joined by Melvin Rogers, Ainsely LeSure, and Tony Bogues, for a discussion about his book sponsored by the Brown University Political Science department. (link not yet available)

April 19, 7-8:30pm EDT: Ashon Crowley, author of The Lonely Letters, will participate in an in-person talk hosted by the University of Richmond Department of English

April 21, 2 pm EDT: McKenzie Wark, author of Philosophy for Spiders, gives an online lecture entitled “The Cis Gaze and Its Others,” part of the Gender and Its Discontents speaker’s series sponsored by the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute at The New School.

April 27, 2 pm EDT: Rachel Zolf reads from their book No One’s Witness at an online event sponsored by Salon – London.

April 27, 5 pm CET: Thomas Hendriks, author of Rainforest Capitalism, participates in an in-person book launch at Ghent University with responses by Soraya El Kahlaoui and Maria Martin de Almagro and chaired by Siggie Vertommen.

April 28:  Dr. Nitasha Tamar Sharma, author of Hawai’i is My Haven, will participate in a virtual talk hosted by the American Studies Program at Williams College. (Link not yet available)

Events in February

Our authors are doing online and in-person events all month. We hope you can attend a few!

February 2, 4 pm GMT: U.S. Studies Online presents a Book Hour with Xine Yao, author of Disaffected

February 3, 12 pm SAST: Sara Ahmed, author of Complaint!, gives an online public lecture sponsored by the University of Cape Town about how appeals to common sense undermine individuals making reports about abuses of power throughout institutions by labelling them as complainers.

February 4, 12 pm EST: The Tufts University STS Seminar hosts Jonathan Sterne, author of Diminished Faculties. The seminar is a hybrid format. The in-person location is Barnum Hall, Room 100 at Tufts.

February 4, 12 pm PST: Nitasha Timar Sharma, author of Hawai’i Is My Haven, gives a virtual book talk sponsored by USC’s Department of American Studies and Ethnicity (ASE), Africana Research Cluster, and Transpacific Research Cluster.

February 7, 5 pm GMT: SOAS University of London sponsors a webinar featuring Darren Byler, author of Terror Capitalism.

February 7, 6:30 PM EST: Intellectual Publics sponsors a virtual conversation about the new book Trouillot Remixed, featuring co-editor Yarimar Bonilla, Vincent Brown, Marlene Daut, and Rinaldo Walcott.

February 7, 1 pm PST: Gil Hochberg, author of Becoming Palestine, speaks online about her book along with respondents Rachel Lee and Saree Makdisi. The talk is sponsored by UCLA.

February 9, 6 pm EST: Monica Huerta, author of Magical Habits, continues her Personal Habits virtual conversation series with Labyrinth Books. This month’s features Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Tala Khanmalek.

February 10, 12 pm EST: Becoming Palestine author Gil Hochberg will discuss her book at a virtual event sponsored by  Brown University.

February 10, 6 pm CEST: Sara Ahmed, author of Complaint!, gives an online lecture sponsored by the Berlin University Alliance and the Berlin Center for Global Engagement. 

February 10, 4 pm EST: Join an online book launch for Jorell A. Meléndez-Badillo’s The Lettered Barriada, sponsored by Dartmouth University.

February 10, 4 pm PST: La Marr Jurelle Bruce, author of How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind, gives an online talk entitled “Black Nonsense (Or, Black Radical Utterances in the Idiom of Madness),” sponsored by UC Irvine’s Center for Medical Humanities.

February 10, 7 pm PST: Fatimah Tobin Rony will appear in-person at Skylight Books in Los Angeles to read from and discuss her new book How Do We Look?.

February 11, 3 pm CST: The University of Iowa sponsors an online book talk by Hatim El-Hibri, author of Visions of Beirut

February 16, 2022, 6 pm GMT: Sara Ahmed, author of Complaint!, gives an online lecture on how complaint can be a queer method, sponsored by Oxford Brookes University.

February 16, 12:30 EST: NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Middle Eastern Studies sponsors a conversation between Gil Hochberg, author of Becoming Palestine, and Shirly Bahar.

February 16, 6 pm EST: Maile Arvin, author of Possessing Polynesians, speaks at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

February 18, 12:30 PM EST: Xine Yao, author of Disaffected, gives an online lecture entitled “Reconsidering Oriental Inscrutability,” sponsored by Georgetown University.

February 22, 2 pm EST: Concordia University sponsors a lecture by Darren Byler, author of Terror Capitalism.

February 22, 6 pm PST: City Lights bookstore sponsors an online panel discussion on Nahum Chandler’s new book Beyond This Narrow Now” Or, Delimitations, of W. E. B. Du Bois, featuring Judith Butler and Robert Gooding-Williams.

February 24, 6:15 pm EST: The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University sponsors an online book launch for Gil Hochberg, author of Becoming Palestine. It features panelists Nadia Abu El-Haj, Gayatri Gopinath, Brian Larkin, and Debashree Mukherjee.

February 24, 6 pm GMT: Sara Ahmed, author of Complaint! will give a virtual lecture on how complaint can be a queer method at Appalachian State University

January Events

Our presence at the American Historical Association and the Modern Language Association conferences will be virtual. We can’t make it to the in-person conferences, but you’ll still be able to order at the 40% conference discount on our website.

January 7, 3:30pm-4:45pm EST: If you are at the MLA meeting, be sure to attend the book launch panel for Tani Barlow’s In the Event of Women, featuring Ping Zhu, Ruri Ito, Rebecca Karl, Suzy Kim, Nicola Spakowski, Sharon Wesoky, and Xueping Zhong. [This event has gone virtual. A Zoom recording of the event will be available on YouTube.]

January 8, 2pm EST: Mark Jay and Philip Conklin, authors of A People’s History of Detroit, give a virtual talk hosted by the Marxist Education Project.

January 14, 2:30 pm CEST: Jennifer Morgan, author of Reckoning with Slavery, will lecture in-person at the Centre for Modern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

January 24, 1pm EST: Kareem Rabie, author of Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited, is joined by Wassim Ghantous to discuss the book in a webinar sponsored by Columbia University Center for Palestine Studies.

January 28, 1pm CST: David Grubbs, author of Now that the audience is assembled, The Voice in the Headphones, and the forthcoming Good night the pleasure was ours will speak at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts about his trilogy in a talk entitled  “Three Experiments in Music Writing.” He will also give a concert later that evening at Sicardi Ayers Bacino Gallery.

We hope to see you at a conference this month or at an online or in-person event!

December Events

Check out our authors online and in person at events in December.

December 1, 3pm EST: Christina Sharpe, author of In the Wake, delivers an online lecture entitled “Ordinary Notes: On the (Un)Making of Black Meanings,” sponsored by Syracuse University Humanities Center.

December 2, 12pm EST: The Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University presents an online talk by Kareem Rabie, author of Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited.

December 2, 3pm EST: Arlene Dávila, author of Latinx Art, is joined by María Elena Ortiz, Karen Vidangos, and Nicole Calderón for an in-person conversation entitled “Latinx Art, and The Artists Everyone Should Know.” It is sponsored by Untitled Miami Beach.

December 6, 1pm EST: Editors of Cocaine Thomas Grisaffi and Enrique Desmond Arias join contributors Philippe Bourgois and Taniele Rui for a discussion about cocaine value chains and their implications for communities in different parts of the Americas.

December 8, 6pm EST: Monica Huerta, author of Magical Habits, continues her virtual series “Personal Habits,” with a conversation with Dan-El Padilla Peralta. 

December 9, 3:30pm EST: The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania hosts 40 Years of Queer BIPOC Feminism with Jennifer Nash, author of Birthing Black Mothers and Black Feminism Reimagined, and Jasbir Puar, author of The Right to Maim and Terrorist Assemblages.

December 12, 12 pm CST: Lace up your sneakers and join the Chicago Read and Run as they run to some of the locations featured in South Side Girls by Marcia Chatelain.

December 13: 5:30 pm GMT: UCL sponsors a virtual book launch for Xine Yao’s Disaffected. Panelists are Jade Bentil, Lara Choksey, Lucia Lorenzi, Kerry Mackereth, Christine Okoth and Rianna Walcott, and the event will be chaired by Christine Okoth.

December 13, 6:00 pm EST: Intellectual Publics presents an online conversation between McKenzie Wark, author of Philosophy for Spiders, and Sophie Lewis.

December 16, 7pm EST: Elizabeth Sine, author of Rebel Imaginaries, gives a LAWCHA Book Talk