New Board Members

CLAGS enthusiastically welcomes these new members and hopes that through their participation and expertise, the organization will remain a vital force for lesbian and gay studies into the 21st century:

Arnalda Cruz-Malave is Assoc iate Professor of Spanish and Literary Studies at Fordham University in New York City. He is author of El primitivo implorante: El “sistema poetico del mundo” de Jose Lezama Lima (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994) and of numerous articles on Caribbean and U.S. Latino literatures and cultures. As a Puerto Rican and a New Yorker, and a Caribbeanist by training, Cruz-Malave is particularly interested in the intersections of the diasporic experience and homosexuality. Cruz-Malave is presently working with the Program Committee on the upcoming Latin American and Latino Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Conference.

Gerard Fergerson is Assistant Professor of Health Policy in the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. He holds a Ph .D. in the history of science from Harvard University and is a social historian of medicine and public health. His primary research interests include race, poverty, and disease in 20th-Century America. Fergerson has served as a board member with the NAACP’s environmental justice project and is active with several grassroot health and education efforts in NYC and across the U.S. He also has some fundraising experience and wi ll work closely with the Development Committee.

Suzanne lasenza is Associate Professor in the Counseling Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY. She is also a psychologist in private practice in NYC. She is co-editor and contributing author of the book Lesbians and Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (Free Press). Her interests include psychoanalysis, gay and lesbian family systems, and female sexuality.

Jose Munoz is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at NYU where he teaches queer theory, critical race theory and visual culture. He is the co-editor of Pop/Out: Queer Warhol (Duke, 1996) and Politics in Motion: Culture, Music, and Dance in Latina/a America. He is completing the manuscript (Dis)ldentifications: Race, Sexuality, and Visual Culture.