Flavia Rando Biography

Flavia Rando, Ph.D., is an art historian who teaches Women's and Gender Studies. A lesbian activist since 1969, she was a member of the Gay Liberation Front and Radicalesbians. As an academic activist, she has organized and served on numerous committees, task forces and panels. She was co-editor of Gay and Lesbian Presence in Art and Art History and, in 2008, the co-chair of the Clark Institute Colloquium, How Queer Is Art History?. She is the editor of Portrait of a Decade: 1968-1978, for which she wrote the essay, "Witness to a Revolution," and she contributed the essay "Between Bohemia and Revolution," to Smash the Church, Smash the State: Forty Years of Gay Revolution, edited by Tommi Avicolli Mecca. In 2011, she inaugurated the Lesbian Studies Institute at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and is now teaching the second year of classes.