"Christine Jorgensen: Transsexuality and a Transnational Media Spectacle in the 1950s and 1960s": a lecture by Susan Stryker
Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History at UC Berkeley in 1992, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University, as well as distinguished visiting positions at Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. She is the Emmy Award-winning director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a public television documentary about a 1966 riot against police oppression by transgender prostitutes in San Francisco. She is a four time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and one time winner, for her anthology The Transgender Studies Reader.
Location: Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
*A reception will follow in Woodward Way