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Jasbir K. Puar: “A No-State Solution: Palestine and the Question of Queer Theory”

Inaugural Lecture of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality Program

Location change

Date & time
Thursday, January 30, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Jasbir K. Puar




Simone de Beauvoir Institute


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
D.B. Clarke Theatre

Wheelchair accessible


Simone de Beauvoir Institute

Award-winning scholar Jasbir K. Puar delivers the inaugural lecture of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute’s Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program.

One of the most influential and widely-read thinkers in sexuality studies today, her books include The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017) and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007). She also writes for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Art India, The Feminist Review, Bully Bloggers, Jadaliyya, and Oh! Industry.

Puar is Professor and Graduate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, where she has been a faculty member since 2000.

This event is free but registration is required through eventbrite. Space is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Organizers will be releasing additional tickets to the event on Monday, January 27, at 10 a.m.

Presented by the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the Social Justice Centre and the Réseau Québécois en études feministes (RéQEF).

Accessibility Details

ASL interpretation will be available. 

The D.B. Clarke Theatre also has an accessible entrance via the Henry F. Hall (H) Building elevators. Special instructions for accessing the correct elevator will be posted to help guide those using the accessible entrance. Please note that the theatre's washroom may not be accessible to all wheelchairs. There is a wheelchair accessible washroom available on the first floor of the Hall Building, accessible by elevator from the theatre.


Concordia's Department of English, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Department of Religions and Cultures, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Community and Public Affairs, the GEM Lab, and the McGill SSHRC-funded Climate Change: Institutionality, Equity, Activism Now.

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