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Forming CLAGS' Board: The Minutes

These minutes were taken during CLAGS' executive committee meetings and are dated February 10th and December 16th, 1990. They highlight CLAGS' development process prior to its institutionalization at the CUNY Graduate Center in the spring of 1991. [...]

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 [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Poster

This poster promotes one of the early conferences sponsored by CLAGS, Black Nations/Queer Nations?. The conference was held at the CUNY Graduate Center over the course of three days from March 9th to 11th, 1995. This conference was among the first [...]

Identity Space Power

This poster promotes the Identity Space Power conference that was held by CLAGS on February 8th and 9th, 1996. The conference discussed political issues related to the queer community including how to create a political agenda, how to organize, and [...]

Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities conference

This poster advertises CLAGS’ Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities conference, which was held from April 23rd to 25th, 1998 at the CUNY Graduate Center. This groundbreaking conference brought together scholars and activists from around the [...]

Queer Middle Ages Conference Proposal

This proposal was written in advance of CLAGS’ Queer Middle Ages conference that was held on November 5-7, 1998. The conference was created by a panel of 15 graduate students and faculty. Perhaps the most notable of whom was Steven Kreuger, a [...]

Queer Middle Ages Poster

This poster advertises the Queer Middle Ages conference, which was held by CLAGS on November 5th and 6th 1998 at the CUNY Graduate Center and on November 7th, 1998 at New York University. The conference was one of the first to address the growing [...]

1998 Financial Report

This draft of the Income/Expense Report for CLAGS from July 1, 1998, to June 30th, 1999 outlines CLAGS' financial situation over the course of a year. This document is useful in shedding light on the way that the Center operates. As the document [...]

Item Type: Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Subject: LGBTQ Studies
Queer Futures: Local Politics Global Change Conference Poster

This poster promotes the Local Politics Global Change conference which was held on April 23rd and 24th, 1999 under the sponsorship of CLAGS and the NYU Faculty Working Group on Queer Studies. The central aim of the conference was to explore the [...]

Survey of LGBT Studies Programs

This survey was created in 2001 by CLAGS as an attempt to compile a comprehensive list of universities, primarily located in the United States that offered programs in LGBT studies. Under the direction of CLAGS executive directory Alisa Solomon, [...]

Item Type: Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Subject: LGBTQ Studies
Judith Butler Kessler Lecture

In her Kessler Award Lecture entitled “Global Violence, Sexual Politics,” famed feminist and queer scholar Judith Butler raises the question of “who counts as human?” Interested in exploring the way in which different lives are valued, [...]

Susan Stryker Kessler Lecture

In her Kessler Award Lecture entitled Ghost Dances: A Trans-movement Manifesto, founding trans-scholar Susan Stryker discusses the concept of trans-movements. Using the Native American tradition of Ghost Dances as an example, Stryker discusses the [...]

Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Poster

This poster advertises the Homonationalism & Pinkwashing Conference that was held by CLAGS at the CUNY Graduate Center on April 10th and 11th, 2013. The conference addressed the way in which some groups use a focus pro-queer arguments as a means [...]

Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

This item features the events sponsored by CLAGS during the Fall 2014 semester. The diversity and range of events throughout the semester, including topics such as a panel on sports culture and queerness, discussions of safe spaces, and the launch [...]

Queers and Comics Poster

This poster advertises the Queers and Comics conference that was held by CLAGS at the CUNY Graduate Center on May 7th and 8th, 2015. Bringing together over 100 queer comic book artists and scholars from around the globe, the conference included [...]

Item Type: Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Subject: LGBTQ Studies
Queers and Comics Keynote: Alyson Bechdel

In this keynote address delivered by Alyson Bechdel on the final day of CLAGS Queers and Comics conference, Bechdel reflects on the history of queer comics and how it can serve as a stand-in for queer history. Bechdel, who is known for her [...]

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 [...]

CLAGS' 25th Anniversary Conference - Keynote Speech by Martin Duberman

In the keynote address of CLAGS’ 25th Anniversary conference, founding executive director of CLAGS Martin Duberman reflects on the history of the organization as well as his hopes for its future. Duberman begins by sharing some anecdotes about the [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Conference Video

This panel was one of many held during CLAGS’ Black Nations/Queer Nations? conference held at the Graduate Center from March 9 to 11 1995. It brought together famed, queer, black literary figures Samuel R Delaney, Coco Fusco, and Essex Hemphill. [...]

The Nation and the Closet

One of CLAGS’ first events, held on November 19, 1991, The Nation and the Closet brought together four distinct academics to discuss queerness in Latin America. The first speaker, Lehman College professor, Oscar Montero discusses the way in which [...]

Black Nations/Queer Nations? Program

This program was given to those in attendance of the Black Nations/Queer Nations? Conference held from March 9 to 11, 1995. The program provides descriptions of the conference’s many panels and workshops, including: seminars held by famed scholars [...]


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