Newton, Esther

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NEWTON, Esther

NEWTON, Esther. American, b. 1940. Genres: Gay and lesbian issues. Career: Queens College of the City University of New York, NY, assistant professor of anthropology, 1968-71; State University of New York at Purchase, NY, assistant professor, 1971-74, associate professor, 1974-92, professor of anthropology, 1992-, coordinator of women's studies program, 1984-85, 1986; writer. Visiting professor at Yale University, 1970, and University of Amsterdam, 1993. Affiliated scholar at City University of New York, 1992-93. Scholar in residence at University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993. Curator of "Gay Fire Island" exhibition at Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, 1993. Commission on Lesbian and Gay Issues, American Anthropological Association, cochair, 1994-96. Publications: Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America, 1972 reprint with new intro, 1979; (with S. Walton) Womanfriends, 1976; Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town, 1993; Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas, 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to anthropology books and texts. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Division of Social Science, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY 10577, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]