Memberships & Fellowships Update

Greetings, CLAGS members! My name is Sujay Pandit, and I am the new Memberships and Fellowships Coordinator here at CLAGS. I am thrilled to be joining such a progressive organization and I already have some exciting news for you!

This past year we received an impressive number of applications for our three fall fellowships: the Martin Duberman Fellowship, the Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Robert Giard Memorial Award. We have applications from academics, scholars, performing artists, and filmmakers from a diverse global community, including places like Beirut and Egypt. Additionally, this spring we will offer the Paul Monette-Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize. This award honors the memories of Monette, a poet and author, and his partner, Horwitz, an attorney, and will be given for the best dissertation in LGTBQ Studies, broadly defined, by a PhD candidate within the City University of New York system. The dissertation should have been defended within the 2009-2010 academic year. Please visit our Fellowships page on our website at for more information and to apply.

Lastly, due to increasing budget cuts, CLAGS launched our Emergency Appeal in December, and we have been so grateful to all our members, new and old, for their donations! If you have yet to donate or would like to become a member, refer a friend, or even allocate a recurring monthly donation to CLAGS, please visit and sign up today!