CLAGS Welcomes New Board Members

Much of the work that goes into the various activities sponsored by CLAGS is done by a dedicated Board of Directors drawn from various communities both in and outside the academy. CLAGS is extremely pleased to extend an official welcome to the following Board Members who took office this past year, and looks forward to welcoming our new class in the Fall.

Linda Camarasana is a student in the Ph.D. Program in English at the The Graduate Center, CUNY. She currently teaches in the English Department at Baruch College (CUNY) and is also a Production Assistant for the journal of Basic Writing. She has been a recipient of an NEH Younger Scholar Grant (to study the poetry of Adrienne Rich), and is a Nicolson Fellow at Columbia University. Her current academic work focuses on lesbian narrative, modernism, and queer theory.

Elizabeth Crespo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Puerto Rican Studies at John Jay College (CUNY). Her research and pub I ications address the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality through the study of feminist movements, identity, and labor force participation. Her forthcoming book, Documentos del Feminismo en Puerto Rico: Facsimiles de Ia Historia, will be published by the University of Puerto Rico. She is a member of the Latina Lesbian History Project and a founding member of Las Buenas Amigas, a Latina lesbian organization in New York City. In the Fall, she will begin teaching at Bucknell University.

Paula Ettlelbrick is currently the Legislative Counsel for the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York state’s lesbian and gay political organization, and is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She writes and speaks extensively on lesbian and gay legal issues, most notably in the areas of lesbian and gay family law, and was for many years the Legal Director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she litigated test cases to establish and expand the rights of lesbians and gay men.

Carol Kaplan is a playwright and screenwriter living in New York City. She teaches part-time at Yale University and New York University. Her plays have been produced in New York, California, New Jersey, and South Africa.

ArthurS. Leonard is Professor of Law at New York Law School, specializing in labor and employment law, sexuality and law, torts, and professional respon- J sibility. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (1977) and Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (1974), and was the founder and first president of the organization now known as Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York. He is the author of Sexuality and Law: An Encyclopedia of Major Legal Cases (Garland, 1993), co-author of AIDS Law in a Nutshell (West, 1996), and AIDS Law and Policy: Cases and Materials Uohn Marshall, 1995). He is editor and chief writer of Lesbian/Cay Law Notes, a newsletter on lesbian/gay and AIDS law published monthly by the Lesbian and Gay Law Association.

Ann Pellegrini teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (Routledge, 1996). She has also contributed essays to a number of anthologies, including Tilting the Tower: Lesbians/Teaching/ Queer Subjects, judaism Since Gender, and jews and Other Differences. With Daniel Boyarin and Daniel ltzkovitz, she is currently editing an interdisciplinary anthology entitled Queer Theory and the jewish Question. She is the book review editor in the humanities for CLQ: A journal of Lesbian and Cay Studies. In the Fall, she will join the faculty of the English Department at Harvard University.

Ara Wilson is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work focuses on how capitalist development informs the construction of gender and sexuality in .. Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, she has been involved in Dyke TV, women’s health activism, international lesbian organizing, and sex worker organizations in Thailand. In the Fall, she will begin teaching in the Department of Women’s Studies at Ohio State University.

Alan S. Yang is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University in the Department of Political Science, and an adjunct lecturer in political science at Hunter College. Current research projects include a study of the social and political attitudes held by ethnic and racial minorities. Forthcoming articles include a co-authored piece on public opinion aboyt immigration, and an article on public attitudes toward lesbians and gays (both in Public Opinion Quarterly). He serves on the Committee on the Status of Lesbians and Gays in the Profession for the American Political Science Association.