Karla Jay


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Winter 1-31-2011


Karla Jay was named the Distinguished Professor of English in the Spring semester of 2000. Professor Jay's courses include English and American Literature, Women's Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, and English as a Second Language. She has written and edited numerous books such as, Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoir of Liberation, Dyke Life: From Growin Up to Growing Old--A Celebration of the Lesbian Experience, and Lesbian Erotics. You will find Professor Karla Jay in the Who's Who in American Education 2004, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the East. You will also find her biography in the lesbian encyclopedia: Lesbian Histories and Cultures, and her name listed as one of the 100 most influential lesbians of 2000 by Out Magazine. She was the winner of the Lambda Awards' Best Lesbian Studies Book, 1995 for Dyke Life, and was also a finalist for the 2000 Lambda Literary Awards' Best Lesbian Biography/Autobiography, 1999.

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Addional information may be found in an entry about Karla Jay in Wikipedia.

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Karla Jay, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Pace University