Susan Stryker has helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topic for three decades. Her film and media work includes collaborating as scenarist and script-writer on the Guggenheim’s first-ever born-digital commissioned artwork, Shu Lea Cheang’s Brandon (1997-99), being featured in Monika Treut’s path-breaking trans documentary Gendernauts (Hyena Films, 1999), and co-writing/directing/producing the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (ITVS 2005). She has co-produced, consulted on, or appeared in numerous high-profile transgender-related projects including Michelle Lawler’s Outfest Award Winner for Best Documentary, Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight (2009; co-producer); Rhys Ernst’s web-based trans history mini-documentary series We’ve Been Around (2016; consulting producer); The Danish Girl (Focus Features, 2015; historical consultant; script review), Transparent (Amazon, 2016-17; writers room participant); Tales of the City (Netflix, 2019; script and historical consultant); Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (Netflix, 2020; consulting producer; on-screen interviewee), No Ordinary Man (Oscilloscope, 2020; on-screen interviewee); Equality (HBO, 2020; historical consultant); The Lady and the Dale (HBO, 2021; consulting producer, on-screen interviewee); Genderation (Hyena Films, 2021; one of the principal subjects); and Pride (FX, 2021; on-screen interviewee). Her short art-film Christine in the Cutting Room (2013) has been programmed and curated in avant-garde venues around the world. Susan has management experience as Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, and Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona; she has non-profit board experience with GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality) and the American Museum of LGBTQ+ History in New York, as well as public service experience on the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's Mid-Market Street Project Area Committee, and the municipal commission to establish a Museum of San Francisco History. Susan earned her Ph.D. in United States History from the University of California-Berkeley in 1992. Over the past 30 years she has held distinguished visiting fellowships, research affiliations, and faculty positions at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, University of California-Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser (Vancouver), Macquarie (Sydney) and Linköping (Sweden), in addition to earning the rank of full professor with tenure in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. After retiring from full-time employment in 2019, Susan currently holds the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills College in Oakland, California. She is author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (2017), founding executive editor of the academic journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, and author or editor of dozens of scholarly and general-audience publications. Her book in progress, Changing Gender: A Trans History of North America from Colonization to the Present, is under contract to Farrar Straus Giroux. She makes her home in San Francisco.