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CLAGS 25th Conference Directors Panel

As part of CLAG’s 25th Anniversary conference, the organization led a panel consisting of past and present CLAGS executive directors. The panel was comprised of the executive director at the time Kevin Nadal, along with Alisa Solomon, Paisley Currah, and Sarah Chinn. Each of the four panelists reflected on their experience with the organization, including both the work they did and the lessons they learned. Together, the four executive directors show the progress that CLAGS has made as an organization and how their progress mirrors the progress of queer studies as a whole.

Although formally instituted at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1991, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies was first conceived 5 years earlier by Martin, Duberman, one of the first historians to embrace the, then infantile, field of Queer Studies. Duberman sensed the need for a formal center devoted to queer research. As the first university-based center for LGBTQ research, CLAGS continues to demonstrate its dedication to advancing Queer Studies, by hosting public events showcasing queer research and sponsoring fellowships to support queer scholars. Among its many notable contributions, CLAGS annually puts on at least one major conference and holds the Kessler Award Lecture every fall to celebrate a queer scholar who has made a notable contribution to the field of queer studies.
Source | CLAGS Archive
Creator | CLAGS
Date Created | March 4, 2016
Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive
Item Type | Moving Image (Digital Video)
Cite This document | CLAGS , “CLAGS 25th Conference Directors Panel ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed May 24, 2019,


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