Events

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

Author Events in November

You’ve got lots of chances to catch our authors both in-person and online at events in November.

November 1, 4pm CET: The Greenhouse at the University of Stavenger sponsors an online book talk by Max Liboiron, author of Pollution Is Colonialism.

Journeys Through the Russian EmpireNovember 1, 8, 15, and 22, 3pm ET: William Craft Brumfield, author of Journeys through the Russian Empire and Architecture at the End of the Earth, continues a five-lecture series sponsored by the 92nd Street Y. The series is entitled “20th Century Russia: The Land and History of the Empire and Soviet Union Through Photography,” and will be presented weekly through November 22.

November 1, 12pm PDT: Melody Jue, author of Wild Blue Media, gives a digital humanities online book talk, sponsored by San Diego State University.

November 2, 5pm PDT: UC Berkeley sponsors an online book launch for Eric Stanley’s Atmospheres of Violence, featuring speakers Angela Y. Davis, Dean Spade, Jules Gill-Peterson, and LaVelle Ridley and moderated by Courtney Desiree Morris.

November 3, 1:30 pm PDT: Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, author of Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper, reflects on the methodological challenges and innovations that shaped her book, in an online event sponsored by Simon Fraser University’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies department.

November 3, 6pm GMT: Penn in London presents a virtual talk on unfeeling in the workplace with Xine Yao, author of Disaffected

November 4, 6:30 pm EDT: William Craft Brumfield speaks virtually about Journeys through the Russian Empire at an event sponsored by Seton Hall’s Russian and East European Studies Program, the Slavic Club, and the Department of History.

how-to-go-mad-without-losing-your-mindNovember 4, 6:30pm EDT: La Marr Jurelle Bruce, author of How to Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind, is in conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin in an event sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

November 4, 8pm EDT: The Poetry Project presents a lecture by Alexis Pauline Gumbs entitled “‘A Homemade Field of Love’: Fannie Lou Hamer and Ecologies of Care.” Gumbs is the author of Dub, M Archive, and Spill.

November 5, 3:00 pm CDT: The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago sponsors a virtual symposium to honor the life and work of Lauren Berlant (1957-2021). Panelists are Romi Crawford, Sianne Ngai, and Katie Stewart.

November 8, 7:30pm CET: Martin Savaransky is joined by Melanie Sehgal and Peter Skafish for an in-person discussion of his book Around the Day in Eighty Worlds at the Zentrum für Theoretische Peripherie, Crellestraße 22, Berlin.

November 9, 5:00pm EST: José Carlos Agüero and editor Charles Walker are joined by Deborah J. Yashar, Renzo Aroni, and moderator Tony Wood for an online conversation about Agüero’s recent book The Surrendered.

November 11, 4:00pm GMT: Join a virtual book launch for Kareem Rabie’s Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited, featuring panelists Gökçe Günel, Lucy Garbett, Deen Sharp, and Sara Salem. Sponsored by the London School of Economics Department of Sociology.

November 11, 5pm EST: Noah Tamarkin, author of Genetic Afterlives, gives an in-person and streamed talk entitled “Troubling the Jewish Body: African Semites, Jewish Genetics, and the Emergence of Black Jewish Indigeneity.” The in-person event takes place at the University of Rochester Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626.

November 11, 5pm EST: Sophie Chao, author of the forthcoming book In the Shadow of the Palms, joins the NYU Anthropology Fall Colloquium with an online talk entitled “Multispecies Mourning.”

INDIVIDUAL_EVENTS_LILI - Purple - Orange - TanNovember 11, 6pm EST: Monica Huerta, author of Magical Habits, continues her monthly virtual conversation series “Personal Limits,” this time in conversation with Lili Loofbourow. The event is sponsored by Labyrinth Books, the Princeton Public Library, and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Humanities Council, and English Department

November 12, 12:00pm EST: Editors Sarah Jane Cervenak and J Kameron Carter host the second virtual reading with authors Rachel Zolf, Mercy Romero, fahima ife, An Yountae, Eleanor Craig, and Marquis Bey, concluding with a brief Q&A.

November 23, 10am EST: Walter Mignolo, author of The Politics of Decolonial Investigations, gives an online lecture as part of the Decolonial Research Methods webinar series, sponsored by the National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Liverpool.

November 24, 6:00 pm CET: Kareem Rabie, author of Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited, is in conversation with Faiq Mari at a virtual event sponsored by ETH Zurich Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA).

November 30, 4:30 pm EST: Julia Adeney Thomas and Geoff Eley, editors of Visualizing Fascism, speak at a virtual event sponsored by Middlebury College, entitled “What Is Fascism and Where Does It Come From?”

Author Events in October

Catch our authors at a variety of book talks, keynotes, and conversations both in-person and online this month.

September 30, 12:00 pm CDT: Ronak Kapadia, author of Insurgent Aesthetics, joins Nicole Fleetwood for a conversation about research on carcerality, U.S. imperialism, and visual culture, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Institute’s New Frontiers in Global Research Initiative.

September 30, 6:00 pm EDT: Rachel Zolf, author of No One’s Witness, gives an online book talk sponsored by Concordia University’s Centre for Expanded Poetics.

October 1, 12:00 pm EDT: Andil Gosine, author of Nature’s Wild, appears in conversation with Faith Smith at a virtual event sponsored by Harvard Bookstore.

October 1, 5:00 pm CEST: Yv E. Nay and Eliza Steinbock host a launch event for their coedited issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, “The Europa Issue.” Email transeuropanetwork@riseup.net for a Zoom link.

October 2, 1:00 pm EDT: Christina Schwenkel, author of Building Socialism, participates in an Urban History Association forum entitled “Afterlives of Public Housing: A Comparative Conversation.”

October 7, 12:15 pm EDT: Anna Arabindan-Kesson, author of Black Bodies, White Gold presents a talk entitled “Art Hx: Digital Archiving and Forms of Care” at the Digital Humanities/Exhibitions Seminar.

October 8, 11:00 am EDT: Join us for the first of several virtual events celebrating the Black Outdoors series. Editors Sarah Jane Cervenak and J Kameron Carter host a virtual reading with authors La Marr Jurelle Bruce, Chris Finley, R.A. Judy, Kevin Quashie, and Maya Stovall, concluding with a brief Q&A.

October 8, 7:00 pm EDT: Andil Gosine, author of Nature’s Wild, appears in person at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art.

October 13, 10:00 am PDT: micha cárdenas, author of the forthcoming book Poetic Operations (January 2022), speaks at the Augmented Senses virtual symposium.

October 13, 5:30 pm EDT: Monica Huerta, author of Magical Habits, begins Personal Limits, a virtual conversation series about contemporary experiments in personal writing. Her first conversation with Sarah Chihaya and Merve Emre is sponsored by Labyrinth Books.

October 15, 10:00 am EDT: Max Liboiron, author of Pollution is Colonialism, gives the keynote address at the Expanding Communities of Sustainable Practice symposium, sponsored by Leeds Arts University.

October 20, 10:00am PDT: Join an online book launch for Sara Ahmed’s Complaint! featuring panelists Sirma Bilge, Heidi Mirza, Tiffany Page and Leila Whitley, and chaired by Chandra Frank. The event is hosted by UC San Diego’s Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies

October 25, 3pm EDT: William Craft Brumfield, author of Journeys through the Russian Empire and Architecture at the End of the Earth, begins a five-lecture series sponsored by the 92nd Street Y. The series is entitled “20th Century Russia: The Land and History of the Empire and Soviet Union Through Photography,” and continues weekly through November 22.


October 25, 5:30pm HST: Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez and Hōkūlani K. Aikau, editors of Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai’i, speak at the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival.

October 25: Dana E. Powell, author of Landscapes of Power, will be a keynote speaker at the Energy Ethics conference

Events in September

Several of our authors are giving talks online and even in person this month. Hope you can catch them! Please note the local time zone in each listing.

September 10, 1:00 pm EDT: Brown University Center for Middle East Studies sponsors a talk by Hagar Kotef, author of The Colonizing Self.

September 10, 3 pm EDT: Join the authors and editors of Meridians’ new issue, Transnational Feminist Approaches to Anti-Muslim Racism, for a conversation.

September 16, 6:30 pm EDT and September 17, 11 am EDT: The journal liquid blackness celebrates their first three issues with an online event, Atonal Symphonies: Conversations on Blackness and Liquidity at the Threshold of Thinking and Making.

September 20, 6:00 pm PDT: Joshua Clover, author of Roadrunner, will be in conversation with Justin Desmangles in an event sponsored by City Lights Bookstore.

September 23, 1:00 pm EDT: The CUNY Center for Place, Culture, and Politics sponsors a conversation between Kareem Rabie, author of Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited and Mezna Qato and David Harvey. 

September 25, 2:45 pm EDT: Amitava Kumar appears in person at the Albany Book Festival, in conversation with Ayad Akhtar and Joe Donahue. Kumar is the author of several books, including A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, and, most recently, Every Day I Write the Book.

September 28, 6:15 pm EDT:  The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University sponsors a talk by Kevin Fellezs, author of Listen But Don’t Ask Question

Virtual Events in June

We hope you get a chance to catch some of our authors at these great virtual events in June. Please note the local time zone for each event.

June 3, 6:30 pm EDT: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art is hosting a series of talks in conjunction with the special exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse. We are distributing the catalog for this great show. This evening’s event is entitled “Southern Hip-Hop and the Academy” and features Mark Anthony Neal, Anthony Pinn, Erik Nielson, and VMFA and editor of the catalog, Valerie Cassel Oliver.

June 9, 3:00 pm BST: Therí Alyce Pickens, author of Black Madness :: Mad Blackness, gives a talk on Blackness and disability, followed by a Q&A, sponsored by Birkbeck University of London.

June 10, 6:30 pm EDT: In an event sponsored by The Phillips Collection, Arlene Dávila, author of Latinx Art, will be in conversation with Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

June 11, 3:00 pm PDT: Kalindi Vora and Neda Atanasoski, authors of Surrogate Humanity, speak at reVisions, a week-long festival exploring how technological bias shapes our cultural realities. It is sponsored by City Lights bookstore, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Gray Area.

June 15, 5:00 pm EDT: In an event sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and the Center for Black Visual Culture & Institute of African American Affairs at New York University, Jessica Marie Johnson speaks with Jennifer Morgan, author of Reckoning with Slavery.

June 15, 6:00 pm EDT: Rofhiwa Book Cafe sponsors a conversation with La Marr Jurelle Bruce about his new book How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind. He will be joined by liberation theologian J. Kameron Carter, performance philosopher Sarah Jane Cervenak, critical race theorist Patricia J. Williams, and poet Phillip B. Williams. 

June 17, 11:00 am EDT: Katherine McKittrick, author of Dear Science and Other Stories gives a talk entitled “Dear April: The Aesthetics of Black Miscellanea,” part of the Black Studies Summer Seminar.

June 17, 6:30 pm EDT: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s second speaker series for the exhibition The Dirty South is entitled “Literature and Lyricism in Southern Hip-Hop,” featuring poet Roger Reeves and poet, playwright, and journalist Charlie Braxton.

June 18, 10:00 am EDT: Alexander Weheliye, author of Habeas Viscus, gives a talk entitled “‘Scream my name like a protest’: R&B Music as BlackFem Technology of Humanity in the Age of #blacklivesmatter,” also part of the Black Studies Summer Seminar.

June 24, 5:00 pm BST: Xine Yao, author of the forthcoming book Disaffected, inaugurates a new lecture series sponsored by the Centre for the Americas at Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Association for American Studies with a talk entitled “The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling: The Disaffections and Counter-intimacies of Unsympathetic Blackness and Oriental Inscrutability.” 

June 30, 6:00 pm BST: The Stuart Hall Foundation hosts a roundtable discussion of Stuart Hall’s Selected Writings on Marxism. The participants are editor Gregor McLennan, Angela McRobbie, Bruce, Robbins, and Brett St Louis. Catherine Hall will lead the discussion.

Virtual Events in May

Our authors are online this month for book launches, conversations, and talks. We hope you can join some of them, and pick up their books for 50% off through May 7 with coupon SPRING21. Note the local time zone for each event. Follow us on Twitter to learn of additional events throughout the month.

May 6, 10:00 am CET: Joseph Pugliese, author of Biopolitics of the More Than Human, discusses his book with Marina De Chiara and Marilena Parlati, in an event sponsored by AISCLI.

May 6, 12:00 pm CDT: Sara Ahmed, author of the forthcoming book Complaint!, gives a lecture entitled “Knocking on the Door: Complaints and Other Stories About Institutions,” followed by a discussion. It is sponsored by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois.

May 6, 6:30 pm EDT: Shana Redmond, author of Everything Man, joins Hanif Abdurraqib and Ricky Vincent for a conversation about the history and politics of Black popular music, sponsored the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

May 10, 4:30 pm EDT: Join Max Liboiron (@MaxLiboiron) for a Twitter launch of their book Pollution is Colonialism with hosts Candis Callison, Shannon Mattern, & Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear.

May 12, 7:30 pm EDT: Brian Russell Roberts, author of Borderwaters, launches his book with a fundraiser hosted by Susan Harris for Beyond Home Borders.

May 13, 3:00 pm CET: Theory from the Margins presents a discussion featuring Paul Gilroy and Ruth Wilson Gilmore, co-editors of the latest collection in our Stuart Hall: Selected Writings series, Selected Writings on Race and Difference.


May 13, 1:00 pm EDT: The Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Left East sponsor a conversation between Kareem Rabie, author of Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited, and Mezna Qato. It is moderated by David Harvey.

May 13, 7:00 pm EDT: Max Fox, editor of Sexual Hegemony, is in conversation with Hannah Black and Kay Gabriel in an event sponsored by Bureau of General Services, Queer Division.

May 14, 4:00 pm EDT:  Laura Hyun Yi Kang, author of Traffic in Asian Women, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, author of Experiments in Skin, join moderator Kandice Chuh, author of The Difference Aesthetics Makes, for a conversation about their new books. It is sponsored by several CUNY departments.

May 15, 3:00 pm EDT: Taller PR sponsors a “Meet the Author on Zoom” event with Arlene Dávila, author of Latinx Art.

May 19, 4:00 pm PDT: Editor Max Fox discusses Christopher Chitty’s Sexual Hegemony with Christopher Nealon, in an event sponsored by UCI Critical Theory and Culture & Capital.
May 25, 7:00 pm EDT: Lynden Harris, editor of Right Here, Right Now, joins Lisa Armstrong for a conversation sponsored by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

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