Selected Awards

  • Faculty of the Year Award, Purchase College Student Union.

  • Cherry Grove, Fire Island, winner of the Ruth Benedict Award  (the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists) for outstanding book on a lesbian or gay topic; nominated for a Lambda Literary Award; named Outstanding Book on the subject of human rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

  • Kessler Lecturer, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the  Graduate Center of the City University of New York.          

  • 1997 Distinguished Gay/lesbian Alumnus, University of Michigan Center for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Affairs           

  • Mark E. Ouderkirk Lecturer, Museum of the City of New York

  • Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

  • Kempner Distinguished Professorship, Purchase College/ SUNY

  • Margaret Mead Made Me Gay winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize of the    Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; nominated for a Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) in Lesbian Studies; semi-finalist for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association in non-fiction.

  •  Mother Camp (#55) and Cherry Grove, Fire Island (#78) voted among the 100 Best Lesbian & Gay Nonfiction Books by panel of judges recruited by  the Publisher’s Triangle, an organization of writers and people in publishing interested in LGBT books.

  • Distinguished Alumni, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago.