Susan Stryker

American professor, historian, author, and filmmaker

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.

Susan Stryker
At Trans March San Francisco, June 2017
OccupationProfessor, author, filmmaker
NationalityUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationPh.D., United States History
B.A., Letters
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Oklahoma
SubjectGender studies
LGBT culture
LGBT rights in the United States
Women's studies
Notable worksThe Transgender Studies Reader (2006)
Notable awards

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]


  1. "Northwest News: Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture at the Evergreen State College". Seattle Gay News. Volume 37 Issue 06. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. Szymanski, Zak (September 14, 2006). "Friends set up defense fund for author". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  3. ""My Words to Victor Frankenstein..." by Susan Stryker". Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  4. "Susan Stryker Ph.D. - The Department of Gender & Women's Studies". Archived from the original on 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
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