New Board Members

CLAGS welcomes five new board members for our
2003-2004 academic year. This fall, they will join an
already engaged and hard-working board of directors in
shaping our organization’s programming and publications
in the coming year.

Luis E. Cárcamo Huechante is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard
University. His research focuses on questions of gender and sexuality in the modern and contemporary
literatures from the Southern Cone and the Andean region of Latin America; cultural critique and theory
from/about Latin America; and, among other things, Mapuche literature and culture. Huechante is also
co-organizer of the monthly lecture series for the Hispanic Literatures Seminar at Harvard’s Humanities
Center, and is co-editor of the forthcoming special issue of Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana on
“Poesía, crítica y globalización cultural en las Américas.”
Kim Christensen has worked as Associate Professor of Economics and Women’s Studies at Purchase
College, SUNY, since 1991. She is active in the Lesbian/Gay Studies Interdisciplinary Program there, and
serves as Chair of the Faculty Pedagogy Group. Christensen has taught courses on the Political Economy
of Women, the Political Economy of AIDS, and Feminist Theory, and is in the process of writing a new
book, The Patriarch, the Capitalist, and the Witch: Reflections on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.
Sonia Katyal currently teaches intellectual property, property, and civil rights courses at Fordham Law
School, and, with specialties in patent, anti-piracy, and securities litigation, has formerly worked for law
firms. Her research interests include securities regulation as well as civil rights. Katyal has recently
published “Exporting Identity” in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, which criticizes the export of
identity-based politics, particularly as it relates to transgender people, to places outside of the US.
David Serlin teaches in the History Program at Bard College and has written about issues of eugenics,
queerness and disability, Christine Jorgensen, and, among other things, sustainable architecture. He also is
part of the Editorial Collective for the Radical History Review, is co-editor of Artificial Parts, Practical Lives:
Modern Histories of Prosthetics, and, author of Replaceable You: Engineering the American Body after World
War Two, which will come out in 2004.
Hirokazu Yoshikawa is Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University. He has taught
workshops on HIV prevention for Asian/Pacific Islander populations for the Asian/Pacific Islander American
Health Forum, and for the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association. His most recent publications include
Community Psychology: A Quarter Century of Theory, Research and Action in Social and Historical Context,
and Design Issues in Preventive Intervention Research: Methods for Community Psychology.

Farewell and
Great Thanks
CLAGS bids a
grateful farewell
to a number of
board members
who came to the
end of their terms
this year: Kay Diaz,
Sharon Holland,
Douglas Mao, and
Esther Newton.
Each of them has
made innumerable
contributions to
CLAGS’s work. We
thank them with all
our hearts and look
forward to welcoming
them as guests
at our upcoming
programs.