Press & Publications



For inquiries about CLAGS, please contact Executive Director Justin T. Brown or call 212.817.1955.


WSQ Queer Methods

CLAGS was featured in the “Queer Methods” issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Fall/Winter 2016). Executive Director Kevin Nadal writes on “The Intersection of Queer Theory and Empirical Methods: Visions for CLAGS Center for LGBTQ Studies.”

Transgender Justice

Selected Proceedings of the Transgender Politics, Social Change, and Justice Conference (May 6-7, 2005). Editors: Paisley Currah, Gael Gundin Guevara, and Richard M. Juang.

Sexual Cultures

New Directions from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. General editors: José Muñoz and Ann Pellegrini.

Lesbian and gay scholarship suffers from a certain stasis that Sexual Cultures is determined to disrupt, a stasis that derives from an overarching concern with the local, the masculine, and the white subject. Taking lesbian, gay and sexuality studies as its points of departure—and not ends in themselves—books in this series will promote scholarship about the lived experiences of sexual minorities.

Mirroring the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, this means maintaining strong activist and community commitments, and forging links between academe and “actually existing” queer cultures. In the process, Sexual Cultures will expand the definition of what lesbian and gay studies includes, particularly in the areas of race, nationality, religion, and class.

The series will entertain manuscripts from a variety of academic disciplines on a wide range of academic and nonacademic subjects. Books in the series will cover such topics as the culture of drag kings, Latin American sexuality, passing, the encroachments of global capital on local homosexualities, and queers and Christians. All of the books in Sexual Cultures will have critical horizons large enough to take in the current transformations of knowledges, identities, and capital on a shifting world stage.

Pursuing scholarship that can speak across disciplinary boundaries, as well as the border between academic and activist, Sexual Cultures seeks above all to intervene in and enable a vibrant and public queer culture.

Click here for more information on the Sexual Cultures series from New York University Press

Titles in the Sexual Culture Series:

2006 God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence, Michael Cobb
2005 In a Queer Place and Time: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives, Judith Halberstam.

Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality in the U.S., Dwight A. McBride.

2004 Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture, Frances Négron-Muntaner.

Manning the Race: Reforming Black Men in the Jim Crow Era, Marlon Ross.

2003 Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini.

Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces, Juana María Rodríguez.

2002 The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater, edited by Alisa Solomon and Framji Minwalla.

Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism, edited by Arnaldo Cruz Malavé and Martin F. Manalansan IV.

2001 Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest, Edited by Lauren Berlant and Lisa Duggan.

Black Gay Man: Essays, Robert F. Reid-Pharr.

Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race and Religion, edited by María C. Sánchez and Linda Schlossberg.

2000 In Your Face: 9 Sexual Studies, Mandy Merck.

Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America, José Quiroga.

Murdering Masculinities: Fantasies of Gender and Violence in the American Crime Novel, Greg Forter.

1999 Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, Samuel R. Delany.

Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations, Phillip Brian Harper.

Other CLAGS-related publications

Queer Ideas: The Kessler Lectures in Lesbian and Gay Studies. Edited by Alisa Solomon and Martin Duberman, and published by the Feminist Press in December, 2003. More information from the Feminist Press.

Queer World: The Center For Lesbian And Gay Studies Reader. Edited by Martin Duberman and published by New York University Press in April, 1997.

Queer Representations: Reading Lives, Reading Cultures. A Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Book edited by Martin Duberman and published by New York University Press in May 1997. More information from NYU Press.