Elvis Bakaitis


Head of Reference

Elvis Bakaitis is a proud member of CUNY’s University LGBTQ Council, and Chair of the Preferred Names & Gender Subcommittee. They are a board member for CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, as well as Chair of the CLAGS Archives Committee. Bakaitis has served as a Coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives since 2014.

Academic Interests

Co-curator of exhibit By the Force of Our Presence: Highlights from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York Historical Society (May 24-Sept 22, 2019).

Co-curator of traveling exhibit “Graphic Activism,” at the Ace Hotel, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Graduate Center. 

Artwork exhibited in: 

Our Comics, Ourselves (Interference Archive)

Alive and Yelling (SUNY New Paltz)


Review of On the Queer Waterfront, an exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society, on Gotham: A Blog for Scholars of New York City History.OER Literature Reviews in Context, in Building Open Infrastructure at CUNY, published on Manifold.