Upcoming Events


Labor and the Conditions of Protest: Critical University Studies with Abigail Boggs and Nick Mitchell
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 5:00 PM PDT
Co-presented by the Mills College Art Museum and Mills College English Department.
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In their pivotal 2018 essay on the "crisis consensus" in higher education, Abigail Boggs and Nick Mitchell described questions that an abolitionist approach might begin with instead. Should the university be saved? What parts of it are worth saving? Join us for a conversation with two scholars and collaborators who are working together across very different institutions to imagine what might come after, or beyond, the university. 

Poetic Operations: a conversation with micha cárdenas and Susan Stryker
Thursday, October 28 | 5:00 PM PDT
Co-presented by the Mills College Trans Studies Speaker Series
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micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media (forthcoming from Duke University Press), and Susan Stryker will discuss cárdenas’s new book and trans of color poetics.

Play†Prey: A conversation with Leila Weefur & Susan Stryker
Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 5:00 PM PDT
Co-presented by the Mills College Trans Studies Speaker Series
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Oakland-based artist, curator, and writer Leila Weefur will be in conversation with Susan Stryker about Weefur's interdisciplinary work including the upcoming project PLAY†PREY, a gospel presented as a multi-channel film experience, that recounts a relationship between God, the Church, and a queer Black child. 

Tobi Haslett and Rachel Kushner
Thursday November 18, 2021 | 5:00 PM PST
Co-presented by the Mills College Art Museum and Mills College English Department.
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While the US novel has tended not to be a site that celebrates militancy, the art world has long taken up images of street protest even as its institutions are funded by military interests. How can artists and writers engage protest without, as the critic Tobi Haslett describes, becoming part of the apparatus through which "radical passion has been gutted, blunted, deflected, suppressed—and frozen into rhetoric, peddled as commodity"? Kushner, whose novels explore crucial histories of resistance, will join Haslett in discussion about what it means to represent militancy now.

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