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The NYU Bookstore Event Series is free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Seating is limited and no reservations are required. For additional event information view our Event Calendar. If you are interested in scheduling an event please contact us.


Upcoming Events


Tuesday, December 6, 6pm - 7:30pm
Reading/Discussion on Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge U. Press, 2016)

Feminist Judgments brings together a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the most significant U.S. Supreme Court cases on gender from the 1800's to the present day. It opens a path for a long overdue discussion of the real impact of judicial diversity on the law as well as the influence of perspective on judging. 

The event will be moderated by co-editors Bridget Crawford (Pace University & adjunct at NYU Law School) and Kathryn Stanchi (Temple University). They will be joined by the following contributing authors: Carlos Ball (Rutgers University), Cynthia Godsoe (Brooklyn Law School), Ruthann Robson(CUNY), Michelle Simon (Pace University).

Wednesday, December 7, 6pm - 7:30pm
NYU McGhee Faculty Reading
Co-sponsored by the McGhee Writing Club

Featuring readings by -

Ruth Danon

April Krassner

Julia Strayer

Laura Sims

Thursday, December 8, 6pm - 7:30pm
Leah Perry Author of The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration (NYU Press, 2016)

The event will be introduced and moderated by Hasia Diner, Professor of American Jewish History & Director of Center for American Jewish History @ NYU.

In The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration, Leah Perry argues that 1980s immigration discourse in law and popular media was a crucial ingredient in the cohesion of the neoliberal idea of democracy. Blending critical legal analysis with a feminist media studies methodology over a range of sources, Perry shows how even while “multicultural” immigrants were embraced, they were at the same time disciplined through gendered discourses of respectability. Examining the relationship between law and culture, this book weaves questions of legal status and gender into existing discussions about race and ethnicity to revise our understanding of both neoliberalism and immigration.

Leah Perry is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at SUNY-Empire State College.