Alumni LGBT scholars win Lambda Awards

Three Cornell alumni have earned 2012 Lambda Literary Awards, a national honor recognizing the best books in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) studies.

Michael Hames-García, Ph.D. '98, Ernesto Javier Martínez, M.A. '03, Ph.D. '05, and Lisa Moore, Ph.D. '91, were honored at an awards ceremony in June in New York City.

"Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader" (Duke University Press), co-edited by Hames-García and Martínez, won in the category of best LGBT anthology. Moore's "Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes" (Minnesota University Press) won for best single-author book.

Hames-Garcia is a professor of ethnic studies at University of Oregon, where Martinez is an assistant professor of women's and gender studies. Moore is an associate professor of English and women's and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Previous winners of the Lambda Award include fiction writer Armistead Maupin, poet Adrienne Rich and playwright Tony Kushner.


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