NYC: Jim Brudner Prize Winner Susan O. Stryker Lecture and Reception at Club Quarters
6 PM reception, 7 PM lecture. At Club Quarters, 40 W 45th St, NYC. FREE and no RSVP is required. Lecture Title - Trans*(In My) Life
James Robert Brudner ’83 Memorial Prize and Lectures 2015 - 2016
This year's winner is Susan O. Stryker, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies. as well as Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, at University of Arizona (Tucson). Stryker is an openly transgender woman and a celebrated author, editor, scholar and filmmaker.
New York City lecture -- Trans*(In My Life) and reception
Thursday, October 15, 6 PM reception and 7 PM lecture at Patrick Restaurant in Club Quarters (40 W. 45th St, NYC).
FREE and NO RSVP is required.
There will also be a Yale University event with the same lecture and reception:
Wednesday, October 14, lecture 4:30 PM, Reception 6 PM.
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Lecture Title - Trans*(In My) Life
Scholar and filmmaker Susan Stryker recounts the development of the transgender studies field over the past quarter-century, drawing on personal experience as well as historical perspectives. She situates the field's emergence in the early 1990s, its contentious relationship to queer theory, the complexities of addressing the intersections of transgender and racial identities, the field's rapid recent institutionalization, and emerging lines of research.
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Susan Stryker is Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies and Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. Her theoretical writings, historical scholarship, and media activism have helped shape the field of transgender studies over the past 25 years. She is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker (Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, 2005), and award-winning anthologist (The Transgender Studies Reader, Routledge, 2006, Lambda Literary Award; and The Transgender Studies Reader 2, Routledge 2013, Ruth Benedict Book Prize). She is the author of numerous articles that have been published in Radical History Review, GLQ, Parallax, Women's Studies Quarterly, and other journals, and several books, including Transgender History, and Queer Pulp. She is founding co-editor of the journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.
Stryker has a BA from the University of Oklahoma (1983), earned her Ph.D. in United States History from UC Berkeley (1992), 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.
She currently teaches classes on LGBT history, and on embodiment and technology. Research interests include transgender and queer studies, film and media, built environments, somatechnics, and critical theory.
About the Jim Brudner Yale '83 Memorial Prize
Recipients of the Jim Brudner '83 Prize: