- January 20, 2018
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel, Portola Room
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
Free event - Open to the CIIS Community with RSVP.
Inspired by our mission of diversity and inclusion at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the work of Dean Denise Boston, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Transformative Inquiry Department is honored to announce an evening of radical Trans experience. The event will feature a talk from award-winning scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History, whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s. Our evening will include Q & A time with Susan, a reading from Alex Leslie Combs and a discussion panel of guests who will bring our community into the heart and soul of what radical trans experience means to them.
Susan Stryker, Ph.D. is an award-winning scholar and filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s. Dr. Stryker earned her Ph.D. in United States History at the University of California-Berkeley in 1992, later held a Ford Foundation/Social Science Research Council post-doctoral fellowship in sexuality studies at Stanford University, and has been a distinguished visiting faculty member at Harvard University, Macquarie University in Sydney, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and the University of California-Santa Cruz. She is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books and anthologies, including Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (Chronicle 1996), Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of the Paperback (Chronicle 2000), The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge 2006), Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution (Seal Press 2008, 2017), and The Transgender Studies Reader 2 (2013).
Her academic articles have appeared in such publications as GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Radical History Review, South Atlantic Quarterly, Parallax, Australian Feminist Studies, Social Semiotics, and Journal of Women's History, while her public scholarship has appeared in Aperture, Wired, The Utne Reader, and Slate.com. She won an Emmy Award for her documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria (ITVS 2005), and is also the recipient of a Lambda Literary Award (2006), the Ruth Benedict Book Prize (2013), the Monette-Horowitz Prize for LGBTQ activism (2008), the Transgender Law Center's Community Vanguard Award (2003), and two career achievement awards in LGBTQ Studies-the David Kessler Award in from the City University of New York's Center for LGBT Studies in 2008, and the Yale University's Brudner Memorial Prize in 2015. Dr. Stryker served for several years as Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco (1999-2003), and for five years as Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona (2011-2016), where she is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and coordinator of the university's Transgender Studies Initiative. In addition to serving as founding co-editor of the academic journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, she is currently developing several media projects, and has a book under contract to Farrar Straus Giroux, What Transpires Now, about the uses of transgender history for the present.