In 1993-94, the CLAGS Board of Directors welcomed five distinguished new members.
JACQUI ALEXANDER is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at the New School for Social Research. She has coedited an anthology, The Third Wave: Feminist Prospectives on Racism, and is currently researching questions related to the historical construction of sexualityand particularly its legal production – in the Caribbean.
CATHY COHEN is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Her dissertation focused on AIDS activism in African American and Lesbian and Gay communities in New York City. She has been politically active in the lesbian and gay community and is now working with the planning committee for the conference on “Black Nations/ Queer Nations?: Lesbian and Gay Sexual ities in the African Diaspora.” JILL DOLAN is a Professor in the Theater Department at the Graduate Schooi/CU NY. She is the author of The Feminist Spectator as Critic and Presence and Desire: Essays on Gender, Sexuality, Performance. Her current project is called “Excessive Sexualities: Lesbian Theatre and Performance.”
ELENA M. MARTiNEZ teaches Latin American literature at Baruch College, CUNY. She is the author of El discurso dialogico en La era imaginaria de Rene Vazquez Diaz and Onetti: estrateqias textuales y operaciones del lector, and Breaking Ground. She is currently working on Latina lesbian writers.
FRANCEsCA CANAD~ SAUTMAN is Associate Professor of French at Hunter College and the Graduate School/CUNY. A folklorist focused on women’s cultures, she is the editor of the journal, Medieval Folklore. Her current work in lesbian/gay studies concerns French working-class lesbians and homosexualities in the literatures of Africa written in French. She has organized programs on women and AIDS, and works with LUNA, a lesbian community-health organization in New Jersey.