Jack Halberstam

"Sex, Death, and Falconry"

Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Elaine Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Jack Halberstam has taught at UC San Diego and the University of Southern California and is currently Professor of English and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of five books—Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke, 1998), In a Queer Time and Place (NYU, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke, 2011), and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon, 2012)—and co-author of The Drag King Book (Serpent’s Tail, 1999) with Del LaGrace Volcano. Co-edited work includes the essay collection Posthuman Bodies with Ira Livingston (Indiana, 1995) and a special issue of Social Text with Jose Munoz and David Eng titled “What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book on Fascism and (homo)sexuality. Readers can visit his website at

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