Rachel Corbman is a doctoral candidate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. She is currently a Mellon predoctoral fellow in women's history at the New-York Historical Society, and a public humanities fellow at Humanities New York. Her dissertation, "Conferencing on the Edge: A Queer History of Feminist Field Formation, 1969-89," is a history of the acrimonious feminist conflicts that shaped women's studies and gay and lesbian studies in the 1970s and 1980s. "Conferencing on the Edge" won the CLAGS fellowship award for a dissertation, first book, or second book in LGBTQ Studies, and portions of this project have been published (or are forthcoming) in Feminist Formations and GLQ