Information on the Participants

BARRY D. ADAM is University Professor of Sociology at the University
of Windsor. His books, The Survival of Domination and Experiencing HIV
(with Alan Sears), examine how people subject to social subordination
cope with, respond to, or resist social environments which oppress them.
Work done in Sandinista Nicaragua and on gay and lesbian movements
(The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement, The Global Emergence of Gay
and Lesbian Politics
) documents how individual coping strategies coalesce
into a transformative politics. Current work is investigating how men in
sexual interactions deal with the threat of HIV infection, and how social discourses of masculinity, autonomy, adventurism, and romance leave
them either protected or vulnerable to HIV transmission. Most recent
publications include articles on "DOMA and American exceptionalism"
Journal of the History of Sexuality; "Theorizing the globalization of gay
and lesbian movements" Research in Political Sociology; "Age preferences
among gay and bisexual men" GLQ; and "From liberation to transgression
and beyond" in Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Website:

is a Professor of English and Gay Studies at West
Virginia University. His publications include Sexuality in Victorian Fiction
(Volume XV, Discourse and Theory Series, University of Oklahoma Press,
1993) and articles on queer topics in such venues as Narrative, Modern
Fiction Studies, The Gay '90s
(Ed. Thomas Foster, et al. NYU Press, 1997),
and, with Judith Roof, Professions (Ed. Donald E. Hall., 2001). He is
currently working on a study of the impact of postindustrial capitalism on contemporary gay male subculture(s).

LEO BERSANI is Professor Emeritus of French at the University of
California, Berkeley, serving as chair of the Department for several years
prior. His areas of specialization are 19th- and 20th-century literature,
psychoanalysis, literature and the visual arts, and cultural criticism. His
recent books include: The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (1986),
The Culture of Redemption
(1990), Homos (1995), and, in collaboration
with Ulysse Dutoit, Arts of Impoverishment: Beckett, Rothko and Resnais
(1993) and Caravaggio's Secrets (1998).

GEORGE CHAUNCEY is Professor of History and Director of the Lesbian and
Gay Studies Project at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Gay
New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World,
, and the co-editor of Hidden From History and Thinking
Sexuality Transnationally
. He is currently completing a book on the racially segregated and class stratified gay male worlds and sexual cultures of
postwar New York City, the sources of postwar antihomosexualism, and
the development of gay politics.

EMILY CRANDALL is in the joint English & Women's Studies PhD program
atthe University of Michigan. Her interests include American modernism
and contemporary lesbian/queer novels. She is co-author of the zine

DOUGLAS CRIMP is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Acting
Co-Director of the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University
of Rochester. He is a recipient of the College Art Association's Frank Jewett
Mather Award for distinction in art criticism and twice recipient of the
Critics Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the
author of Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics
(MIT Press, 2002), On the Museum's Ruins (MIT Press, 1993), and AIDS
(Bay Press, 1990), and editor of AIDS: Cultural
Analysis/Cultural Activism
(MIT Press, 1988). He is currently writing a
book on the films of Andy Warhol.

VAGINAL DAVIS is a ghetto androgenue, writer, performance/conceptual
artist and composer. Most recently she curated, along with Ron Athey,
Platinum Oasis
: a live art event that was part of the experimental section
of Los Angeles' Outfest Film Festival. In Spring 2003 is the world premiere
of her new performance piece, "Orifice Descending," part of the Opposite
Sex Festival at the Centro Cultural De Belem in Lisbon, Portugal. In June,
she curates along with Athey and tours Birmingham, London, Glasgow,
Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Copenhagen with "Visions of Excess, and the
Philosophy of Gifts - A Tribute to Georges Bataille" as part of The Fierce
Festival. Her first novel Mary Magdelene will also be released late next
year by Bloomsbury Press.

SAMUEL R. DELANY is a novelist and critic who teaches English and
Creative Writing at Temple University. His recent publications include
The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East
Village, 1957-1965
(1988), Shorter Views: Queer Thoughts and the
Politics of the Paraliterary
(1999), and Times Square Red, Times Square
(1999). His fiction writing includes Dhalgren (1974), Stars in My
Pocket like Grains of Sand
(1984), Flight from Neveryon (1985), and
The Mad Man (1994, revised edition 2002).

CAROLYN DINSHAW is the author of Chaucer's Sexual Poetics and, most
recently, Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and
. An unashamed medievalist, she teaches English and Gender
& Sexuality Studies at NYU, where she is founding director of the Center
for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

As a deaf, queer, chronically underemployed, female, writer/performer who
has no institutional affiliations worth naming, TERRY GALLOWAY ought to
be ashamed. She isn't.

DEBORAH GOULD is a Chicago-based activist as well as a Harper/Schmidt
Fellow in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her research
focuses on emotions and social movements, AIDS and LGBTQ movements
in particular. She is currently transforming her dissertation, "Sex, Death,
and the Politics of Anger: Emotions and Reason in ACT UP's Fight Against
AIDS," into a book. Recent publications include "Life During Wartime:
Emotions and the Development of ACT UP" (Mobilization, 2002) and "Rock
the Boat, Don't Rock the Boat, Baby: Ambivalence and the Emergence of
Militant AIDS Activism" (Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social
, University of Chicago Press, 2001). She was a member of
ACT UP/Chicago and currently works with an activist group called Queer
To The Left.

JUDITH HALBERSTAM is Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at
University of California San Diego. She is the author of Female Masculinity
(Duke UP, 1998) and Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of
(Duke UP, 1995) and co-author with Del LaGrace Volcano of The
Drag King Book
(Serpent's Tail, 1995). Halberstam is currently completing a
book on transgender bodies and beginning a new project on "Queer
Temporalities and Subcultural Lives."

DAVID M. HALPERIN is the W. H. Auden Collegiate Professor of English
Language and Literature and Professor of Women's Studies at the
University of Michigan, and Honorary Professor of Sociology at The
University of New South Wales in Sydney. His most recent book is How
to Do the History of Homosexuality
(2002). He has taken up the theme
of shame and queer affect in a number of recent publications, including
" Homosexuality's Closet," Michigan Quarterly Review, 41.1 (Winter 2002),
21-54 and "Among Men: History, Sexuality, and the Return of Affect," in
Love, Sex, Intimacy, and Friendship Between Men, 1550-1800,
Katherine O'Donnell and Michael O'Rourke (London: Palgrave, 2003), 1-11.
Along with Valerie Traub and Nadine Hubbs, he co-directs the Lesbian-
Gay-Queer Research Initiative at the University of Michigan.
He is one of
the organizers of this conference on Gay Shame.

ELLIS HANSON is Associate Professor of English and chair of the Lesbian,
Bisexual, and Gay Studies Program at Cornell University. He is the author
of Decadence and Catholicism (1997) and the editor of Out Takes: Essays
on Queer Theory and Film

JULIE HERRADA has worked in the Labadie Special Collections Library for the
past eight and a half years, acting as the Curator for the past three years.
She is primarily interested in historical and contemporary anarchism, sexual
freedom, and underground movements. Along with Tim Retzloff, she is the
curator of the exhibition on gay shame.

is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the
University of Michigan. She has written essays on cross-dressing in film,
lesbian fiction and the theater and co-edited a special issue of Canadian
Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Litterature
Comparee (1994) with Ross Chambers on gay and lesbian studies. She is
most recently the author of Queering the Moderns: Poses/Portraits/
(Palgrave, 2001) and is currently working on a book on

NADINE HUBBS teaches Music (Theory) and Women's Studies at the
University of Michigan. She has written on musicosexual semiotics in the
seventies disco anthem (forthcoming) and in the work of British pop star
Morrissey (Genders 23, 1996), and on queer involvements in American
classical music for the Scribner's (forthcoming) and St. James (1998)
LGBT encyclopedias. Her recently completed book, Composing Oneself:
Gay Modernists, Twentieth-Century Music, and American National Identity
highlights the cultural work of homophobia in twentieth-century America,
focusing on the Copland-Thomson gay composers' circle and its creation
of national identity; an essay from this project appeared in GLQ 6.3 (2000)
as "A French Connection: Modernist Codes in the Musical Closet." Hubbs
serves on the editorial board of Music Theory Spectrum, chairs the
American Musicological Society's Philip Brett Award committee (conferred
annually for the best work in LGBT musicology), and with David Halperin
and Valerie Traub co-directs the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative at
the University of Michigan.

HOLLY HUGHES is a Roman J. Wit Visiting Assistant Professor in the
School of Art and Design and the Residential College. Hughes is the
author of Clit Notes: A Sapphic Sampler (Lambda Book Nomination) and
co-editor of O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance (Lambda Book
Award). Internationally infamous as one of the queer performance artists
who challenged the National Endowment for the Art's ban on homoerotic
art, Hughes's most recent work is "After a Fashion," currently running at
the Trueblood Theater.

MATTHEW JOHNSON is a reluctant graduate student and even more
reluctant homosexual in the Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History,
University of Michigan. He will commence dissertation research in New York
in 2003, focusing on the transformation of non-governmental orgnizations
(NGOs) and male-male sexual cultures in light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Matt has done outreach and field study with the Center for HIV/AIDS
Education, Studies and Training (CHEST) in New York, as well as with the
HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC) in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he
currently works as a volunteer in public sex environments.

STEPHEN KENT JUSICK has been curating experimental film since 1989,
and making films since 1992. His ongoing and varied relationship with the
MIX Festival began in 1989. In 1995 he founded Fever Films to distribute experimental film and video for public exhibition. During 1996 and 1997 he
was the membership and outreach coordinator for Media Network. In 1997
his installation Creamachine was located in the men's room at the Cinema
Village movie theater in Manhattan, while other installations were presented
as part of the Downtown Arts Festival at clubs the Tunnel and Mother. In
1998 he co-founded (with Scott Berry) the microcinema Brooklyn Babylon
Cinema. Jusick has curated programs and exhibited at Anthology Film
Archives, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art in General, Exit Art, Dixon Place,
Princeton University, Pleasure Dome, the Blinding Light!, MIX, the SF Lesbian
& Gay Film Festival, the SF Cinematheque, the Vancouver Queer Film
Festival, the legendary East Village dive bar I.C. Guys, dumba, Queeruption,
Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, and others. Some of Jusick's Super8mm film
work can be seen on the Hedwig and the Angry Inch DVD. Beginning in 1999
Jusick began collaborating with DJ Econ, starting with the "quasi-cinema"
Times Square Sinema program. Their multiple projection and sound
environments include PURE PROTEIN (a vintage porn dance party) and
CINESONIC (an experimental soundscape), and have been seen in various
locations in New York City, as well as in Buffalo and Vancouver, B.C. Jusick
was instrumental in creating the underground Lusty Loft art/sex parties
(1999-2001) which have been written up twice in the Village Voice. Since
January 2001, his weekly CineSalon in New York City has attracted a
hard-core audience of artists, dropouts, activists, drag queens, sexworkers,
radicals and the occasional celebrity, garnering mention as a laboratory of
"young gay rebels" on Most recently he worked on Sex Not
in SoHo (8/2002) and Abandon (12/2002) in Brooklyn. Jusick's
curated program of Super8mm films appeared at the MIX Festival in
November 2002. His interactive Creamachine program will open the FUSE
Queer Arts Festival on June 17, 2003 at the HERE Arts Center in New York.
Jusick's writing has appeared in Out in All Directions (Warner Books, 1995), IndieWIRE, New York Blade News, Intervalometer, MIXZINE, Crucial Anatomy
and others.

is associate professor at the University of Virginia,
where she teaches French, English and comparative literature, and directs
the Comparative Literature program. She is author of Proust's Lesbianism
(Cornell UP, 1999), and essays on a variety of subjects including Proust;
Colette; Madame de Sévigné; James Joyce; and James Bond. She is busy
completing her new book, Dirt for Art's Sake: Literature, Sex and Obscenity,
, which will be published by Cornell. Although she has never
actually published anything about shame, this year she has been asked to
participate in two separate shame-related conferences, which is making
her a bit nervous.

JOAN LIPKIN has been active in queer performance as a playwright,
director, producer and educator since founding That Uppity Theatre
Company in 1989. This year, her company received the Organization
Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. Her play, Some of My
Best Friends Are....
was voted Best Play of the Year by the Riverfront
Times and Spotlight Magazine and was the first play created about and
for gay and lesbian audiences in St. Louis. It continues to be performed
around the country and was produced in Ann Arbor a few seasons back
by Performance Network. Some of her other plays including He’s Having
Her Baby
(co-written with Tom Clear), Small Domestic Acts (Amazon All
Stars, Applause) and The Girl Who Lost Her Voice (Mythic Women/Real
Women, Faber & Faber), have been produced throughout the United
States, Canada and in Great Britain. In addition to Women Centerstage,
the Nadadada Festival and Democracy on Stage, Joan founded the
Alternate Currents/Direct Currents Series, a performance series of
emerging and established queer performance that miraculously lasted for
eight years in the buckle of the Bible belt before being kicked out of its
home in the St. Marcus Church. For the past five years, her company has focused on developing work with specialized populations including women
with cancer, people with disabilities and gay men. The DisAbility Project,
an ongoing ensemble of people with and without disabilities have performed
for over 15,000 people. She also directs The Louies, a workshop of men
who create original theatrical material about their lives as gay men in the Midwest. She was recently commissioned to write a libretto on gay men
and aging by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. For more info about
Joan and her work, see

is teaching queer studies in the Literature Concentration
at Harvard University as a Woodrow Wilson Post-Doctoral Fellow. She
received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Virginia, and is at work on
a book entitled Feeling Backward: Affect, Politics, and the Making of Queer History. She has published articles in GLQ, Transition, New Literary History,
and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. In the fall of 2003, she will begin
teaching Gender Studies and Twentieth-Century Literature as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, is the author of a novel, Pulling
, just released from Suspect Thoughts Press. She is also the editor of
Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write About Their Clients (Haworth 2000),
and Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving (Haworth 2003).
Mattilda is an instigator of Gay Shame: the Virus in the System, the radical
queer activist group that celebrates resistance by fighting the monster
of assimilation. She is currently at work on a new anthology, Resisting
Assimilation: Alternatives to the Gay Mainstream
, and a second novel.
Mattilda will be reading Saturday, March 29 at 8pm at Shaman Drum
Bookstore, here in Ann Arbor. Visit

JENNIFER MOON is a third year graduate student in the Program in American
Culture at the University of Michigan. She is interested in representations of
gay male publics (i.e. Abercrombie & Fitch, Queer as Folk, and the literature
of "cruising") and their relation to contemporary queer identities, aesthetics,
and cultural politics.

PATRICK MOORE is the director of the "The Estate Project for Artists with
AIDS" in California, pioneering the concept of preserving art works as
historical artifacts of the AIDS crisis. He has worked extensively in gay and
lesbian civil rights and AIDS activism, and is the author of two novels, This
Every Night
(1990) and Iowa (1996). His upcoming book is entitled Beyond
Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality
Press), which examines how the generations of gay American men living in
the aftermath of the AIDS epidemic have shamed the radical sexuality of
the gay men living during the 1970’s, creating a sort of intergenerational
disconnect between younger and older gay men because the original
participants were unable to pass on a sense of pride and identity to
younger generations. Moore argues that it is essential for the gay
community to reclaim the gay male sex culture of the sixties and

ROBERT MCRUER is Assistant Professor of English at The George Washington University, where he focuses on queer theory, disability studies, cultural
studies, and rhetoric. He is the author of The Queer Renaissance:
Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay
, and is currently completing a book titled De-Composing Bodies:
Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability
. With Abby Wilkerson, he guest
edited a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, on the intersections of disability studies and queer theory: Desiring Disability: Queer
Theory Meets Disability Studies
(Vol. 9, Numbers 1-2). His recent articles
include “Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence,” in
Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities (MLA, 2002) and “Critical
Investments: AIDS, Christopher Reeve, and Queer/Disability Studies,” in the
Journal of Medical Humanities.

ESTHER NEWTON is Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Purchase. She is
the author of Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America (1972),
Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America’s First Gay and Lesbian
(1993), and Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public

OAKIE TREADWELL is a San Francisco based filmmaker and queer activist
and one of the organizers that initiated gay shame on the west coast.

HIRAM PEREZ is an Assistant Professor of English at Montclair State
University, where he teaches African American Literature, Asian American
Literature, and Black Cultural Studies. His research areas include Critical
Race Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory. Currently, he is working
on a book manuscript in which he argues that race is a secret. As he
completes this project, he continues to struggle to write about the
relationship between shame and racial embodiment while plotting a course
through his own shamefulness. Together with Caroline Streeter he is
editing a collection of essays on celebrity and minority cultures.

ADELA PINCH is an Associate Professor of English Language and Literature
and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She has taken up the
themes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature,
romanticism, feminist criticism and psychoanalysis, and literary theory in a
number of publications: Strange Fits of Passion: Epistemologies of Emotion,
Hume to Austen
(1996), “Learning What Hurts: Romanticism, Pedagogy,
Violence,” in The Lessons of Romanticism, ed. Thomas Pfau and Robert
Gleckner (1998), “Rubber Bands and Old Ladies,” in In Near Ruins: Cultural
Theory at the End of the Century
, ed. Nicholas Dirks (1998), and “Female
Chatter: Meter, Masochism, and the Lyrical Ballads,” ELH (Winter 1998).

HELMUT PUFF is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and
the German Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He
researches late medieval and early modern European culture, with a
particular focus on German-speaking countries and the culture of the
Reformation. He has published numerous articles on the history of
sexuality, gender studies, the history of reading and humanism. His
Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600
scheduled to appear in June of this year with University of Chicago Press.
Currently, he is embarking on a research project on pictorial textuality in
German Renaissance art.

TIM RETZLOFF has resumed his undergraduate studies in history at the
University of Michigan. Former assistant editor to Michigan's statewise
queer newspaper Between The Lines, he contributed to the 1997
Routledge anthology Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and
Bisexual Community Histories
. He serves as online curator for the exhibit
"Artifacts and Disclosures: Michigan's LGBT Heritage" available at His most recent article, on Detroit's Prophet Jones,
appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of GLQ. Retzloff is interim night
supervisor at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
Along with Julie
Herrada, he is the curator of the exhibition on gay shame.

JUDITH ROOF is Professor of English at Michigan State University. She is
the author of, among other works, A Lure of Knowledge: Lesbian Sexuality
and Theory
(1991), Come As You Are: Sexuality and Narrative (1996),
and All About Thelma and Eve: Sidekicks and Third Wheels (2002).

GAYLE RUBIN is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Comparative
Literature, and in the Residential College, University of Michigan. Her
collection of essays is under contract with the University of California
Press, and she is working on a book on the gay male leather community
in San Francisco as well as a retrospective look at the feminist sex wars.
She is perenially interested in histories, theories, social constituents, and
durable inequalities of sexualities and genders. Her current projects focus
on relationships between the formation of sexual communities and
processes of urbanization, the production of sexual space, the concept
of sexual perversion, the history of sexology, and the relationships
between sexological and racial classifications in late 19th century western
science and medicine. Her most recent essay is "Studying Sexual
Subcultures," in the anthology Out in Theory: The Emergence of Gay
and Lesbian Anthropology
, eds. Ellen Lewin and William Leap (2002).

DAPHNE SCHOLINSKI, the author of The Last Time I Wore a Dress, is an
artist currently living in Washington, D.C. Scholinski also spoke to the
1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and frequently
addresses college and university audiences on the topic of psychiatric
abuse among teenage and transgender populations.

is a Professor of English Language and Literature at the
University of Michigan, he is director of the Program in Comparative
Literatureand of the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar. His most recent
The Subject and Other Subjects (1998), Among Men (1998), and The
Body Aesthetic: From Fine Art to Body Modification
(2000). He is
completing a book on disability studies called Disability Theory.

MARK SIMPSON was born in York, England and attended the same school
as Guy Fawkes, though not in the same year. His books include Male
Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity
(1994), It's a Queer World
(1996), Anti-Gay (Ed., 1996), The Queen is Dead: A Tale of Jarheads,
Eggheads, Serial Killers & Bad Sex
(with Steven Zeeland, 2001) and Sex
Terror: Erotic Misadventures in Pop Culture
(2002). His forthcoming
book is called Saint Morrissey.  Website:

CARROLL SMITH-ROSENBERG is the Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of
History, American Culture, and Women Studies at the University of
Michigan. She is the author of Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in
Victorian America
(1985), and many groundbreaking essays on gender,
the body politic, and sexuality.

VALERIE TRAUB is Professor of English Language and Literature and
Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The
Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England
(2002) and Desire &
Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama
(1992), and
co-editor of Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging
(1996). Along with David Halperin and Nadine Hubbs, she
co-directs the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative at the University
of Michigan.
She is one of the organizers of this conference on Gay Shame.

MARTHA VICINUS is the Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor
of English Language and Literature, Women's Studies and History at the
Universityof Michigan. Her forthcoming book is entitled Intimate Friends:
Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928
(University of Chicago Press). She
has published widely in the areas of Victorian popular culture, theatre,
and women, as well as the history of sexuality. Her publications include:
The Industrial Muse: A Study of Nineteenth-Century British Working-Class
(1974), Independent Women: Work and Community for Single
Women, 1850-1920
(1985), edited a collection of essays entitled Lesbian
Subjects: A Feminist Studies Reader
(1996), and, in collaboration with
Martin Duberman and George Chauncey, Jr., co-edited Hidden From
History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past

is Professor of English at Rutgers University. His most
recent works include Publics and Counterpublics (Zone Books, 2002),
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life (New
York: The Free Press, 1999), and American Sermons: The Pilgrims to
Martin Luther King
(New York: Library of America, 1999). He is also the
author of The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere
in Eighteenth-Century America
(Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
1990); the editor of Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social
(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993); the editor,
with Myra Jehlen, of The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800 (New
York: Routledge, 1997) and, with Gerald Graff, of The Origins of Literary
Studies in America: A Documentary Anthology
(New York: Routledge,
1988). His essays and journalism have appeared in The Village Voice,
VLS, The Nation, The Advocate, POZ, In These Times, and other
magazines. He lives in Brooklyn.

ABBY WILKERSON teaches in the Writing Program and Women's Studies
at George Washington University, and coedited (with Robert McRuer)
" Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies," a GLQ
special issue (2003). Other publications include "Disability, Sex Radicalism,
and Political Agency" (NWSA Journal 14.3, 2002); "Stories of the Sick and
the Queer: Memoir and the Possibility of Oppositional Subjectivity" (in Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social
, ed. Hilde Lindemann Nelson and Robin Fiore, forthcoming); and
Diagnosis: Difference: The Moral Authority of Medicine (Cornell University
Press, 1998).

AMALIA ZIV is a PhD student at the School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University. Currently finishing her dissertation on female sexual subjectivity
in pornographic literature, she teaches feminist and queer theory in the Comparative Literature Department at Tel Aviv University as well as the
Women Studies Program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a
co-editor of a forthcoming anthology of lesbian and gay studies in Hebrew
and a co-founder of the Forum for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Tel Aviv University. In the last decade she has been one of the chief agents of disseminating queer knowledge in Israel. She has published on pornographic literature, the feminist sex wars, queer theory, and queer culture in Israel,
mostly in the Israeli academia press as well as the Feminist Review.

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Conference Participants

Barry D. Adam
Dennis Allen 
Leo Bersani
George Chauncey
Emily Crandall
Douglas Crimp
Vaginal Davis
Samuel R. Delany
Carolyn Dinshaw
Terry Galloway
Deborah Gould
Judith Halberstam
David Halperin
Ellis Hanson
Julie Herrada

Anne Herrmann
Jamie Hovey
Nadine Hubbs
Holly Hughes
Matthew Johnson
Stephen Kent Jusick
Elisabeth Ladenson
Joan Lipkin
Heather Love
Jennifer Moon
Patrick Moore
Robert McRuer
Esther Newton
Oakie Treadwell
Hiram Perez

Adela Pinch
Helmut Puff
Tim Retzloff
Judith Roof
Gayle Rubin
Daphne Scholinski
Tobin Siebers
Mark Simpson
C. Smith-Rosenberg
Valerie Traub
Martha Vicinus
Michael Warner
Abby Wilkerson
Amalia Ziv