Dynes, Wayne R. 1934-

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DYNES, Wayne R. 1934-


Born August 23, 1934, in Fort Worth, TX. Education: University of California, B.A., 1956; New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Ph.D., 1969; attended Warburg Institute of the University of London.


Office—Hunter College, City University of New York, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021.


Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, lecturer, 1967-68, assistant professor, 1969-70, adjunct associate professor, 1974-75; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, visiting associate professor, 1971, adjunct professor, 1972-74, associate professor, 1974-85; Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, professor of art history, 1986—; Columbia University, New York, NY, visiting adjunct professor, 1992.


Gay Task Force of the American Library Association, Gay Academic Union (founder).


Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1956-57; University Fellowship, 1957-58; Fulbright fellow, University of London, 1963-65.


Palaces of Europe, Paul Hamlyn (London, England), 1969.

The Illuminations of the Stavelot Bible, Garland (New York, NY), 1978.

(With others) Explorations in the Arts, Holt (New York, NY), 1985.

Homolexis: A Historical and Cultural Lexicon of Homosexuality, GAU (New York, NY), 1985.

(With Marshall Neal Myers) Hieronymus Bosch and the Canticle of Isaiah, Cabirion Press (New York, NY), 1987.

Homosexuality: A Research Guide, Garland (New York, NY), 1987.

(Editor, with others) Encyclopedia of Homosexualtiy, Garland (New York, NY), 1990.

(With Stephen Donaldson) Major Lines of Investigation in Gay/Lesbian Studies, GAU (New York, NY), 1992.

Author of numerous journal articles.


Asian Homosexuality, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Ethnographic Studies of Homosexuality, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

History of Homosexuality in Europe and America, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexual Themes in Literary Studies, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality and Government, Politics, and Prisons, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality and Homosexuals in the Arts, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality and Medicine, Health, and Science, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality and Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality and Religion and Philosophy, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality in the Ancient World, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Homosexuality: Discrimination, Criminology, and the Law, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Lesbianism, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.

Sociology of Homosexuality, Garland (New York, NY), 1992.


Wayne R. Dynes told CA: "In the present intellectual climate of relativism and nihilism, I remain a rationalist, committed to weighing and improving ideas, always comparing them with empirical data, so that human knowledge, which is a unity, may advance ever closer to the truth. Only this unceasing quest for truth can establish a firm foundation for social justice."



Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, October, 1993, Frank Y. Wong, a review of Ethnographic Studies of Homosexuality, p. 565.