New Board Members

Jack Drescher, M.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, and a
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He is Chair of the APA’s Committee
on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues and a founding member of the Group for Advancement of
Psychiatry’s Committee on Sexual Minorities. He is the author of Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man
(The Analytic Press, 1998), editor of The Analytic Press’s “Bending Psychoanalysis” book series and
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Dr. Drescher is in private practice in New
York City.
Yukiko Hanawa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at New York University.
She currently serves on the advisory board of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. She is working
on a book titled Contingent Voices, to be published in the new Nerve series by Routledge, UK.
Richard Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies program at New York University. His dissertation
on sexuality and 19th century American travel writing is titled “Fellow Travelers: Homoeroticism,
Orientalism and American Empire.” He has taught at NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
and in the Film and Media department at Hunter College. He writes frequently on sexual politics, AIDS
and popular culture for The Nation magazine and other publications, and is on the board of directors of
Queers for Economic Justice.
Colin Robinson is Executive Director of the New York State Black Gay Network. A Trinidadian immigrant,
Robinson’s work in the US has focused on building organizations (especially in LGBT immigrant and
people of color communities), HIV and transnational policy issues, and cultural production. He created
the 2003 publication “Think Again,” was New York field producer for the film “Tongues Untied,” an early
editor and key administrator for the serial “Other Countries: Black Gay Voices,” and has played leadership
and founding roles in the Audre Lorde Project, Caribbean Pride, Gay Men of African Descent and the
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. His past CLAGS work includes planning the
1995 Black Nations/Queer Nations conference and service as a Rockefeller Fellowship juror.
Polly Thistlethwaite is an
Associate Professor and
Associate Librarian for Public
Services at the CUNY Graduate
Center. She has worked
extensively with the Lesbian
Herstory Archives, and she was
recently awarded a PSC/CUNY
Research Grant to study GLBT
public history in Berlin.
Eric Tribunella is a Ph.D.
candidate in English at the
The Graduate Center, CUNY, and
has been elected by QUNY, the
Graduate Center’s queer
student organization, to serve
as a student representative on
the CLAGS board. He is
currently in the process of
writing his dissertation on
twentieth century American
literature for children. His article
entitled “A Boy and His Dog:
Canine Companions and the
Proto-Erotics of Youth,” will be
published in Children’s Literature
Association Quarterly.

Farewell and Thanks!
CLAGS bids a grateful
farewell to several
members who have
come to the end of their
terms this year. They
are: David Eng, Will
Fisher, Licia Fiol-
Matta, Peter
Penrose, José
Quiroga, Robert
Reid-Pharr, and Liza
Yukins. We would like
to thank them for their
innumerable contributions
during their time on the
board, and we look
forward to their
continued engagement
and participation with
CLAGS for years to