Susan Stryker

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Susan Stryker
OccupationProfessor, author, filmmaker
NationalityUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationPh.D., United States History
B.A., Letters
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Oklahoma
SubjectsGender studies
LGBT culture
LGBT rights in the United States
Women's studies
Notable work(s)The Transgender Studies Reader (2006)
Notable award(s)

Susan O'Neal Stryker (born 1961) is an American professor and activist. She is a lesbian transgender woman.[3] Her first book, Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area, was published in 1996 by Chronicle Books. Stryker wrote the book with Jim Van Buskirk. It was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

She edited the 2003 essay collection The Transgender Studies Reader. In 2005 Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria was released. Stryker got an Emmy Award for it.[4] In 2008 Seal Press published Stryker's book Transgender History. She wrote the 2013 documentary Masculinity/Femininity. The Association for Queer Anthropology gave Stryker the 2013 Ruth Benedict Prize.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Northwest News: Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture at the Evergreen State College". Seattle Gay News. Volume 37 Issue 06. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. Szymanski, Zak (September 14, 2006). "Friends set up defense fund for author". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  4. "Susan Stryker Ph.D. - The Department of Gender & Women's Studies".