Plattform: Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam is an American academic. Since 2017, he is a professor in the department of English and comparative literature and is the director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University.

Bergen Kunsthall is excited to welcome scholar, activist and writer Jack Halberstam as part of the Plattform series. The American academic is world-renown for his work about queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture and gender variance.

Jack Halberstam is the author of seven books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In a Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and, a short book titled Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance (University of California Press). Halberstam’s latest book, 2020 from Duke UP is titled Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire.

Places journal awarded Halberstam its Arcus/Places Prize in 2018 for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Halberstam is now finishing a second volume on wildness titled: Unworlding: An Aesthetics of Collapse. Halberstam was recently the subject of a short film titled So We Moved by Adam Pendleton which played at MoMA through January 30, 2022.

Plattform is Bergen Kunsthall’s series of lectures and debates with artists and prominent thinkers. These events are streamed on our website.