The José Esteban Muñoz Award was created to honor an LGBTQ community leader or activist for their advocacy and promotion of LGBTQ Studies. José Esteban Muñoz was a pioneer in LGBTQ studies. He was the author and editor of several books that grappled with issues of race, gender, and sexuality including Cruising Utopia: The Politics and Performance of Queer Futurity and Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. He was also a professor and former Chair of the Department of Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He passed away in December 2013.
Muñoz Award 2021: Carmelita Tropicana Muñoz Award 2020: CANCELLED due to COVID - 19 Muñoz Award 2019: Cheryl Dunye Muñoz Award 2018: Patrisse-Khan Cullors Muñoz Award 2017: Frenchie Davis, Nathan Lee Graham, & Wilson Cruz Muñoz Award 2016: Jose Antonio Vargas Muñoz Award 2015: Janet Mock
WINNERS BIOS and Event Recordings: Cheryl Dunye - 2019
At this event, Dunye receives the annual Jose Munoz Award, given to LGBTQ activists. She speaks with Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, co-coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, assistant professor at The Graduate Center, and co-chair of the Board of Directors of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies. Presented on September 23, 2019 with The Graduate Center Public Programs.
Patrisse Cullors – 2018
Patrisse Cullors, artist, organizer, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, comes to the Graduate Center for a Pride Month conversation.
The co-author of the recent best seller When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir speaks with Justin T. Brown (Ph.D. 17′).
Location: Prohansky Auditorium, 365 Avenue, New York, NY