New Board Members

Rafael de la Dehesa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology,
Anthropology, and Social Work at the College of Staten Island of the City University
of New York. His current research focuses on LGBT social movement activism in
Latin America and on how political parties in the region have taken up the debates
on sexuality.
Thomas Glave is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories (City Lights), a
collection of essays, Words To Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (Minnesota), and
editor of an anthology of contemporary Caribbean lesbian and gay writing,
forthcoming from Duke University Press. A founding member of the Jamaica Forum
for Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays (J-FLAG), he is an assistant professor of English at
SUNY Binghamton.
Karin Kohlmeier is a student in the PhD program in English at CUNY and teaches
English at City College. She has been appointed by QUNY, the Graduate Center’s
queer student organization, to serve as a student representative on the CLAGS board.
Before coming to CUNY, Karin received her Masters in Humanities and Social
Thought from NYU. Along with GLBTQ studies, her research interests include autobiography,
immigration narratives, and Victorian literature.
Ananya Mukherjea is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at
the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. Her main area of
research is the social politics of infectious disease pandemics, especially the global
history of HIV/AIDS. She’s also interested in urban public health, more generally, and
in feminist pedagogy. Ananya worked as an HIV/AIDS educator and advocate and as
an anti-prison proliferation activist for several years. She is currently involved with the
many folks working to keep CUNY free and vibrant and at the forefront of public
education.
Saadia Toor is in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at
the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.
Brenda Vollman is a doctoral student in the Criminal Justice program housed at
John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has been elected by QUNY,
the Graduate Center’s queer student organization, to serve as a student representative
on the CLAGS Board. u
Departing Board Members
The CLAGS Board bids a grateful farewell to several members who have come to the
end of their terms. We thank them for the enthusiastic contributions to CLAGS
and we look forward to their continued support as friends and colleagues: Mark
Blasius, Lisa Brundage, Yvette Christiansë, Marcia Gallo, Amber
Hollibaugh, Gregory Pflugfelder, Jasbir Puar and Eric Tribunella.