Deb Amory works in Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, and LGTBQ Studies at SUNY
Purchase. She presented on gay globalization using her research on a group of urban gay kuchu men in
Kenya last year in CLAGS’s colloquium series (see CLAGSNews Summer 2000 issue for a report). She is
currently working with CLAGS board member Esther Newton to develop an on-line version of CLAGS’s
Seminars in the City discussion group.
Lisa Bowleg has been with the Department of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island since 1998.
Her current work in psychology focuses on women and HIV/AIDS prevention, women of color and body
image, and LGTBQ issues, and, since 1999, she has been supervising research around the multiple social
identities among Black gay men, lesbians, bisexual men and women and transgendered people.
Michael Bronski is a journalist and cultural critic who was written on topics including sex, AIDS, film,
books, theater, children, consumerism, mainstream and grassroots organizing, and history for
publications ranging from Z Magazine to the Village Voice to gay porn magazines. He recently presented
his current work, which looks historically at the changes in self-help and support books for queer teens, at
CLAGS’s March 2001 panel discussion, Interrogating Sexual Abuse Paradigms.
Carolyn Dinshaw is a medievalist who has been at NYU since 1999. She is Professor of English there and
has recently taught a course on Critical Historiographies/Queer Historiographis with current CLAGS board
member Lisa Duggan. She is Director of NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and is
founding editor, with David Halperin, of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, published by Duke
Peter Hegarty has been a part of the CUNY system at the College of Staten Island (CSI) since 1999. He
teaches in the Social and Personality Psychology Program there and has been a member of the
organizing committee for CLAGS’s Queer CUNY conferences. He
has previously taught a course on Lesbian and Gay Perspectives on
Psychology (at Stanford) and received CSI’s Lesbian, Gay, and
Bisexual Alliance Award for Recognition of Service in 2000.
Fred Moten teaches in NYU’s Department of Performance Studies.
His interests include black performance and critical theory and, in
December 2000, he presented “Around the Five Spot: Black
Performance and Libidinal Saturation in Greenwich Village,
(Around) 1963” for CLAGS’s colloquium series. He has taught
courses on issues from Marxist theory to poststructuralist studies in
performance, and from Samuel Delany’s writings to jazz
performance and literary representation.
Walter (Peter) Penrose is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the
The Graduate Center, CUNY, specializing in ancient history and the
history of gender and sexuality. He has presented conference
papers and lectures on diverse issues of gender and sexuality in the
ancient Mediterranean and South Asia. He is the author of “Hidden
in History: Female Homoeroticism and Women of a ‘Third Nature’
in the South Asian Past” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality.
Robert Reid-Pharr will be joining the Graduate Center’s English
Department this fall and will be teaching a course on Late 20th
Century African American Fiction. He has published Conjugal Union:
The Body, The House and The Black American, and, most recently,
Black Gay Man: Essays (with Samuel Delany) through CLAGS’s
Sexual Culture Series published through NYU Press.