Lambda Classical Caucus
A Coalition of Queer Classicists and Allies


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Nominations are now being received for the Lambda Classical Caucus's annual prize, named in memory of Paul Rehak, Classics professor and former LCC co-chair. The Rehak award honors the excellence of a publication relating to the LCC's mission, including, but not limited to, homosocial and homoerotic relationships and environments, ancient sexuality and gender roles, and representation of the gendered body. The range of eligible work covers the breadth of ancient Mediterranean society, from prehistory to late antiquity, and the various approaches of classicists drawing on textual and material culture.

Articles and book chapters from monographs or edited volumes, published in the past three years are eligible. Self-nominations are welcome; the nomination and selection process is confidential. Membership in the Caucus is not required, nor is any specific rank or affiliation.

Nominations should be made each year by October 31 to LCC co-chair,
 Naomi Campa ( or Walter Penrose ( Please provide full bibliographic information, a copy of the text, and/or contact information for the nominee. The award will be announced at the next SCS/AIA opening night reception.

To honor Paul's memory, the LCC has established a fund that supports the continued existence of these awards. Please consider making a donation to support the Rehak Award Fund via PayPal

Or by submission to:

Jorge Bravo (LCC Rehak Fund)
Department of Classics
1210 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Paul Rehak, 1954-2004
An ardent support of the Lambda Classical Caucus, Paul Rehak died on June
5, 2004 due to complications from a heart attack and his HIV-status. At the time of his death, Paul was an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his graduate degrees from Bryn Mawr College, and taught at Loyola University of Chicago and Duke University, before moving to Kansas in 2001. Paul's research covered a broad range of subjects, from prehistoric Greek painting to Roman sculpture, including several works on gender and sexuality. He served as co-chair of the Lambda Classical Caucus with his partner John Younger from 1994-1998.

For more on Paul's career accomplishments, please see his UK homepage.

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