New Board Members

Rosamund King is assistant professor
of English at Long Island University
– Brooklyn Campus. She received her
PhD from New York University, and
recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship
at Rutgers University’s Institute
on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern
Experience. Professor King’s research
interests include avant-garde poetics and
sexuality in African diaspora literature,
and she teaches courses including Non-
Western Literature and Introduction to
Caribbean Literature. Professor King has
taught at Rutgers University, Hunter
College, and New York University. Last
year Professor King was a Fulbright
Scholar in Gambia, West Africa, where
she worked on a project titled “Tracing
Gambian Literature: Engaging Authors
& Texts.” Her scholarly work has been
published in Free at Last? Black America
in the Twenty-First Century (Transaction
Publishers, 2006), The Journal of West
Indian Literature (November 2002),
and Women and Performance: A Journal of
Feminist Theory, “Bodywork” special issue
(1999), and will appear in the anthology
Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and
Gay Writing from the Antilles, edited by
CLAGS Board Member Thomas Glave
(Duke University Press, 2008).
Sarah Warner is assistant professor of
Theater and a core faculty member of
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
at Cornell University. She received
her PhD in Comparative Literature from
Rutgers University in May 2003. She
holds an MA in Comparative Literature
from San Francisco State University and
a BA in English and Philosophy from
Louisiana State University. Professor
Warner is the President of the Women
and Theater Program of the Association
of Theater in Higher Education and the
Drama Division Delegate of the Modern
Language Association. Her publications
include “The Medea Project: Mythic
Theater For Incarcerated Women” (Feminist
Studies, Summer 2004, a special issue
on women in prison), “‘Do You Know
What Bitch Is Backwards?’: Mythic
Revision And Ritual Reversal In The
Medea Project: Theater For Incarcerated
Women” (Dialectical Anthropology, 2001),
and “Performance Anxieties: Science,
Sexuality And Safe Counsel” (Nineteenth
Century Prose, 1999). She is currently
working on two books, Outrage: Lesbian
Performance and the Politics of Anger and
Mythic Theater: Performance, Postmodernity
and Post-secularity.
Leo Wilton is assistant professor at State
University of New York at Binghamton’s
College of Community and Public Affairs
(CCPA) in the Department of Human
Development. Before coming to SUNY
Binghamton Professor Wilton held a
post-doctoral fellowship at the New
York University Center for HIV/AIDS
Educational Studies and Training and
a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Yale
University School of Medicine Department
of Psychiatry. Professor Wilton has
authored and co-authored articles that
have been published in Psychology, Health,
& Medicine, Journal of Health Psychology,
and Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy,
and he has articles forthcoming
in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of
LGBT Issues in Counseling, and Journal of
Gay and Lesbian Social Services, as well as a
book chapter in Barebacking: Psychosocial
and Public Health Approaches. Professor
Wilton has received grants from National
Institutes of Health, New York
City Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene, and Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.

Departing Board Members & Staff Changes
The CLAGS Board bids grateful farewell to several members who have come to
the end of their terms. We thank them for their enthusiastic contributions and look
forward to their continued support as colleagues and friends: Deborah P. Amory,
Paisley Currah, Carolyn Dinshaw, Karin Kohlmeier, Christian John Lillis, Lisa
Jean Moore, and Joe Rollins.
After the birth of her second child (Lucia Ganter Pons, on January 25, 2007),
Sara Ganter decided to step down from her position as Director of Development at
CLAGS. Sara was with CLAGS for nearly eight years and her knowledge of CLAGS’s
history and its administration is extensive. She will be deeply missed in the CLAGS
offi ce. Megan Jenkins will be our new Director of Development.
CLAGS welcomes Naveed Alam, Events and Outreach Coordinator; Jasmina
Sinanovic, Finance Coordinator and Offi ce Manager; James Arnett, LGBTQ History
Website Project Coordinator; and Nomvuyo Nolutshungu, International Resource
Network Project Coordinator. CLAGS bids fond farewell and best wishes to our
departing staff members Ozan Aksoy and Patricia Duffet.