The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies



The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is the home of six interdisciplinary programs of study: Child Studies (CHST), Human Rights (HUMR), Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (DIST) (which is a program that allows you to design your own degree), and Minors in:  Disability Studies (DBST), Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) and Sexuality Studies (SXST).  We also offer two first year courses in South Asian Studies (SAST).  IIS brings together faculty and students from across the campus who share research interests that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries, in the arts, social and natural sciences.


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Victoria Simmons to speak at “Brigandage, Human Mobility, and State-Making in 21st Century Mexico”: Jan. 29/15

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of Political Science are pleased to invite all graduate students to the conference to be delivered by Victoria Simmons. The event will take place on Thursday, January 29, between 12 noon and 2:00 PM in Room 1524, Dunton Tower. The... More

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NO EASY WALK TO FREEDOM Film: Screening & Discussion with Nancy Nicol: Jan. 28/15

Filmed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and rural India, No Easy Walk to Freedom is a 90 minute documentary by Assoc. Prof.Nancy Nicol (York University) that tells sthe story of the struggle for decriminalization of homosexuality in contemporary India against a backdrop of the growth of queer... More

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Author Meets Readers: Vicarious Kinks: Ummni Khan: Jan. 22/15

Vicarious Kinks: Sadomasochism in the Socio-Legal Imaginary examines the ways that regulation and stigmatization of sadomasochism draws on law, psychiatry, anti-s/m feminism, and pop culture. While these fields often denounce kinky pleasures, the book asks: Is taboo sexuality being enjoyed... More

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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