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Summer 1996


I'm honored and pleased to be succeeding Marty Duberman as Executive Director of CLAGS. I taught in theatre and drama and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before I accepted my present position in the PhD Program in Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center. At Madison, teaching and writing in lesbian performance theory, the fact that a national center for lesbian and gay studies had been established in New York gave me a sense that the field in which I worked was arriving, securing its legitimacy and its vibrancy and insisting on its visibility. In my two years at CUNY, during which I've served on the CLAGS board, I've been impressed with the level of activity and accomplishment the center can boast: I know of very few institutes or associations that manage to sponsor and organize as many public events as CLAGS, events foundational to the most important conversations happening in the field.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 6, no. 1.



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