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Lillian Faderman

Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian and LGBT history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. The New York Times has named three of her books on its list of Notable Books of the Year: "Surpassing the Love of Men," "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers" and, most recently, "The Gay Revolution." Her work has been translated into numerous languages, including German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Czech, and Slovenian. Among other honors, she has received six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship, including Yale University's James Brudner Award, the Monette/Horwitz Award, the Publishing Triangle Award, the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Culture Hero Award, and the American Association of University Women's Distinguished Senior Scholar Award.

Paul M. Farber

Paul Farber is a historian and curator. He teaches on the faculty at Haverford College. Farber has recently published essays in several edited collections, including "Shinkichi Tajiri: Universal Paradoxes" (Leiden University Press, 2015), "Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies" (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015), and "In Media Res: Race, Identity & Pop Culture in the 21st Century" (Bucknell University Press, 2015). He is the curator of the traveling exhibition "The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall."