Lisa Brundage, just completing her first year in the PhD
program in English at CUNY, has been elected by her peers as a
graduate student representative on the CLAGS board. She
comes to CUNY with a Masters in Liberal Studies from the New
School and a long resume of activism, including working with
the Lesbian Avengers in Washington, DC, and organizing that
city’s 1999 Dyke March.
Yvette Christiansë works in African-American Literature at Fordham University. Born in Johannesburg,
her current research looks at, among other things, the poetry and prose of African diaspora in the former
English colonies, with an emphasis on South Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia. She received her PhD
from the University of Sydney and, within the past two years, received a National Research Council
Fellowship in South Africa and was nominated for the Pen International Poetry Prize.
Beverly Green has taught in the Psychology Department of St. John’s University since 1991. Last year,
her Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice was
honored with the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, and,
last fall, she presented “Homophobia/Heterosexism and the Psyche of African Americans: Expressions of
Internalized Racism” for CLAGS’s Colloquium Series.
Ben Sifuentes Jáuregui teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University. He
completed his PhD at Yale University, with his thesis “’Scars of Decisions’: Transvestism and Other Versions
of Masculinity in Contemporary Spanish American Literature,” and his recent work looks at Latin
American narrative and the structure of masochism. He has also taught courses on psychoanalytic theory,
post-colonial theory and melodrama.
Don Kulick received his PhD from Stockholm University in Sweden, and currently works in Anthropology
at New York University. He recently conducted fieldwork among transgender Brazilian prostitutes in Milan,
Italy for his study, “Heterosexuality: An Ethnographic Approach,” and is currently working on two book
manuscripts, Language and Sexuality (with Deborah Cameron) and Good Sex: Sexuality & Nation in
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel works in colonial literary studies in the Rutgers University Department
of Spanish and Portuguese. She has previously taught at the University of Puerto Rico and has taught
courses ranging from Cultural Representations of Chicano and Dominican Migrations to The Invention of
a Colonial Discourse in América. In the fall of 2000, she presented “Families of Desire: Migration and
Sexuality in New York’s Caribbean Enclaves” for CLAGS’s Colloquium Series.
Lisa Jean Moore has been a part of the CUNY system since 1998 and teaches courses like Sociology of
Sexuality and Advanced Social Issues in AIDS and HIV in the Department of Psychology, Sociology,
Anthropology, and Social Work at CUNY’s College of Staten Island. She has studied at the Center for AIDS
Prevention Studies in San Francisco, has served as the President of the Board of the Sperm Bank of
California, and has published recently on research around semen, sperm banks, and male hierarchies.
Gregory Pflugfelder splits his time between the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and
the Department of History at Columbia University. He has both studied and taught at Waseda University
in Tokyo and has published on male-male sexuality in Japanese discourse and on the women’s suffrage
movement in Akita prefecture. He is currently at work on Queer Archipelago: Historical Explorations in
Japanese Gender and Sexuality and Suffrage Dreams: Gender and the Politics of the Imagination in Imperial
Carmen Vazquez has been Director of Public Policy at New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Community Center since 1994. She has previously held positions at the San Francisco
Department of Public Health and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, was the
Founding Director of The Women’s Building in San Francisco, and published “Twenty Five Years After
Stonewall,” in A Queer World: The CLAGS Reader.
Elizabeth Yukins has recently joined the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in
the CUNY system. She is currently at work on a project that examines how representations of bastardry
and perversion converge in 20th Century American literature and has previously published “Joan Nestle”
and “Lesbian Herstory Archives” in The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States.