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CLAGS Directory of Lesbian and Gay Studies

“We believe this directory will prove an important tool for facilitating communication between scholars already working in the field or hoping to enter it. And that, in turn, will help to guarantee the secure place of lesbian and gay studies in academic life–and in the consciousness of the country at large.” – Martin Duberman July 1994

This item is an excerpt from the CLAGS Directory of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Produced by CLAGS, this directory was an attempt to create a comprehensive list of all scholars actively working within the burgeoning field of gay and lesbian studies. In this early era of the Internet, this directory, the first of its kind offered a way for lesbian and gay scholars to learn about and contact one another. In this excerpt, roughly 600 scholars are organized by academic discipline. Other sections of the directory organize the scholars by institution and offer a more comprehensive look at the research of the individual scholars.

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 | July 1994 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Graduate School and Unversity Center
Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Cite This document | CLAGS, “CLAGS Directory of Lesbian and Gay Studies,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 25, 2024,


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