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Susan Stryker

Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona, Susan Stryker has written articles and books like Transgender History (published in Spanish as Historia de lo trans (Continta me tienes, 2018), which have played an essential role in the development of transgender studies and in shaping the theoretical debate on transsexuality in recent years. Besides her academic work, she has been closely linked with trans activism as a member of the group Transgender Nation, of which she was one of the founders in the early 1990s. She has also been executive director of the LGBT Historical Society of San Francisco, which collects LGBTQ history and makes it available to the public. She has directed the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (2005), which brings together eye-witness accounts of trans women and drag queens who fought police harassment in San Francisco in August 1966. Notable among her books are Transgender Studies Reader 2 (Routledge, 2013) and Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback (Chronicle, 2006).

Update: 10 January 2019



Has participated in

Lecture by Susan Stryker

The Transgender Lens

Lecture by Susan Stryker

Bodies in Trans*formation