New Board Members

At the February CLAGS Board meeting, five new members were elected to the Board of Directors. They are:

JEFFREY ESCOFFIER was publisher of OUT/LOOK magazine in San Francisco before moving east recently. The author of numerous articles on lesbian and gay studies and identity politics, he is also currently a freelance development editor. Escoffier is co-chair of the CLAGS Publications Committee.

HARRIET MALINOWITZ is an Assistant Professor in English at Long Island University. Her dissertation, “Lesbian and Gay Reality in the Writing Class,” is under contract to Heinemann. Her review essay, “Queer Theory: Whose Theory?” was published in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies in 1993. “Construing and Constructing Knowledge as a Lesbian or Gay Student Writer” will soon be published in PRE/TEXT. Malinowitz is a member of the CLAGS Curriculum Committee.

FRAMJI MINWALLA is a Newhouse Fellow at Yale where he teaches English and Theater Studies. He is currently working on his dissertation on British Marxist playwright, Edward Bond, and has just completed an article entitled, “Performing Richard Elovich,” to be published in Theater, to which he is a frequent contributor. Minwalla is a member of the CLAGS Curriculum Committee.

FRANCES NEGR6N-MUNTANER is a Philadelphia-based writer and filmmaker. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at Rutgers University, she is a founding member and past board president of Desde Este Lado/From This Side Latino Writers Collective of Philadelphia. In 1989 she codirected and coproduced the award-winning film, “AIDS in the Barrio: Eso no me pasa ami,” and in 1990 directed “Pieces of Life: The AIDS Quilt at Taller.” She is currently completing “Brincando el charco,” a film about contemporary Puerto Rican identities. Negron-Muntaner is a member of the CLAGS Curriculum Committee.

W. KIRK WALLACE, who joined the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher, & Flom this September, has been practicing tax law in New York since 1986. Kirk and his lover (recently domestic-partnered), Mark Sexton, are both cooperating attorneys for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and are also involved with a number of other lesbian/gay and AIDS organizations. Wallace is serving as Financial Advisor to the Hoard and is a member of the CLAGS Development Committee.