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educator , gay activist , historian

Martin Duberman, American historian, gay activist, educator. Recipient Lifetime Literary award, Lambda Literary Foundation, 2007, Lifetime Achievement award, American Heart Association, 2008, Founding Father award, HGLC, 2008, Whitehead award, 2009, Distinguished Writing award, The Antioch Review, 2010. Member American Civil Liberties Union (board director New York chapter 1982-1988), QEJ, CLAGS, The Nation.


Duberman, Martin was born on August 6, 1930 in New York City. Son of Joseph M. and Josephine (Bauml) Duberman.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1952;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1957.


Teaching fellow Harvard University, 1955-1957. Instructor history Yale University, 1957-1961. Morse fellow, 1961-1962.

Bicentennial preceptor, assistant professor Princeton University, 1962-1965, associate professor, 1965-1967, professor, 1967-1971. Distinguished professor Lehman College, City University New York, since 1971. Founder Center Gay and Lesbian Studies, Graduate Center City University of New York, 1991, director, 1986-1996.

Member founding board National Lesbian and Gay Task Force and Lambda Legal Defense. Member Queer Economic Justice, 2002-2005.



Member American History Association, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, American Civil Liberties Union (board directors New York chapter 1982-1988), Phi Beta Kappa.


Joseph M. Duberman

Josephine (Bauml) Duberman