Claude J. Summers, Ph. D. — General Editor
As General Editor of the glbtq encyclopedia, Professor Summers plans all content for the departments, solicits entries from expert contributors, and reviews and edits all submissions to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. Recognized as a pioneer in the emerging field of glbtq studies, Dr. Summers is William E. Stirton Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is also a prolific writer and editor with more than 100 books and articles to his credit, including Christopher Isherwood (1980), E. M. Forster (1983), and Gay Fictions/Wilde to Stonewall (1990). Professor Summers has served as a member of the Board of Consulting Editors of the Journal of Homosexuality, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter, and as a faculty advisor of the University of Michigan's Gay/Lesbian Support Organization. In 1996, Professor Summers won a Lambda Literary Award for The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage, A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works (1995).
Ted-Larry Pebworth, Ph. D. — Copy Editor
In his role as Copy Editor, Professor Pebworth ensures that each of the encyclopedia’s
1200-plus entries meets stringent standards for style, clarity, and accessibility. An author and editor of dozens of books and articles, Dr. Pebworth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He has been honored for his work with awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Lilly Foundation, the John Donne Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Andrew "Wik" Wikholm — President and Producer
Andrew "Wik" Wikholm brings extensive technical skills, management abilities, and a passion for glbtq studies to his position as President and Producer of the glbtq encyclopedia. Mr. Wikholm acquired his experience during his tenure in the IT departments of UOP, Inc. and Nielsen Marketing Research, and as a principal of TW Associates, a software development firm. In addition to his technical experience, Mr. Wikholm is a writer, whose GLBT history columns have appeared in dozens of publications, including PlanetOut, the Southern Voice, and the Bay Area Reporter.
Tee A. Corinne
An accomplished photographer and writer, Tee A. Corinne’s articles about lesbian art and artists have appeared in numerous journals and encyclopedias. Her books include The Cunt Coloring Book, Dreams of the Woman Who Loved Sex, Courting Pleasure, and Intimacies. Ms. Corinne is the Editor of FABB: The Feminist Arts Books Bulletin and Co-editor of the Queer Caucus for Art.
Gregory A. Johnson
Gregory A. Johnson is an Associate Professor at Vermont Law School, where he
teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Apellate Advocacy, and Sexual Orientation
and the Law. He served as co-counsel on Brause v. Bureau of Vital Statistics,
Alaska's groundbreakings same-sex marriage case. Johnson has lectured across the
country on same-sex marriage and other issues related to sexual orientation and
the law. His publications include Vermont Civil Unions: The New Language of
Marriage, and Making History in Vermont.
Mark McLelland is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, where he researches and writes about sexuality and the media in Japan. He is the author of Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and Social Realities and is the Editor of Japanese Cybercultures.
Gary Morris is the Editor and Publisher of Bright Lights Film Journal, an online journal of film criticism and analysis. Author of Roger Corman, he writes extensively on film for the Bay Area Reporter and the San Francisco Weekly.
Thomas L. Riis
Thomas L. Riis is Director of the American Music Research Center and is a Professor of Music in the School of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A specialist in American musical theater, Professor Riis’s interests are wide-ranging and include medieval song, historical performance practice, and African-American music.
Patricia Simons is an Associate Professor of the History of Art and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Her scholarly interests include the art of Renaissance Italy, with a special focus on the representation of gender and sexuality, and interdisciplinary research on the construction of authority and identity.
Patricia Juliana Smith
Patricia Juliana Smith is Assistant Professor of English at Hofstra University and a prolific author and editor. Her books include en Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, Opera; The Queer Sixties; and The Gay and Lesbian Book of Quotations.
Susan Stryker is a historian, author, and co-editor of The Transgender
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