Thanks to the Rockfeller Fellowship Grant for the next three years CLAGS will award a total of six $37,000 stipends to advance scholarly research in lesbian and gay studies. Each year will have a theme. For 1993-94, the theme is “Race and Class in Lesbian and Gay Communities.” Application forms are available from Martin Duberman, CLAGS, The CUNY Graduate School, 33 West 42 St., New York City, N.Y. 10036. The forms must be completed and returned by February 15, 1993.
To avoid any hint of “cronyism,” CLAGS has invited a group of scholars and specialists not affiliated with CLAGS to evaluate the Rockefeller applications and to choose the winning entries. The outside jury of six for this year are Jacqui Alexander, Professor of Women’s Studies at Hamilton College; June Chan, neuroscientist at the Cornell University Medical Center and co-founder of East Coast Asian Lesbians; John D’Emilio, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and author of Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities; Ramon Gutierrez, Professor of Colonial and Spanish History, University of California at San Diego and author of When Jesus Came, The Corn Mothers Went Away; Essex Hemphill, author of Ceremonies and co-editor of Brother to Brother; and Nan Hunter, Associate Professor of Law’, Brooklyn Law School and former Director of the ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project. The final selection will be made on March 6, 1993.