Yale Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Volume 5, Issue 2
spring 2015
Editor, Geetanjali Singh Chanda
Managing Editors, Linda Hase & Moe Gardner
Layout Design, Nick Appleby

Susan Stryker Awarded 2015 James Robert Brudner '83 Memorial Prize

Professor Stryker will deliver the Brudner Lecture at Yale on October 14, 2015.


Susan Stryker earned her Ph.D. in United States History from UC Berkeley, and later held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. She has been a distinguished visiting faculty member at Harvard University, University of California Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. Before joining the faculty of the University of Arizona in 2011  to direct the Institute for LGBT Studies, Susan was Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. Before that, Susan worked for several years as the Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. She is a multiple award-winning author, editor, and filmmaker whose credits include the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, the massive, two-volume Transgender Studies Reader, the introductory textbook Transgender History, and popular nonfiction works such as Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback and Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 2014 she became founding co-editor of the new Duke University Press journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.

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