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Susan is working on a new book, Changing Gender, on the political and intellectual history of the gender concept.


When Monsters Speak: A Susan Stryker Reader, edited by McKenzie Wark (Duke University Press, 2024) collects some of Susan’s short works from the 1990s through the 2010s, including one of her best-known pieces,

“My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix,” now considered a foundational text of trans studies.


Susan’s introductory text, Transgender History (Seal Press, 2008, 2017), is a widely-read point of departure for understanding the post-WWII emergence of a trans movement in the United States, and for situating it in a longer international history of gender variance. A third revised edition is forthcoming in 2025.


Susan has co-edited the two-volume Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge, 2005, Lambda Literary Award winner; 2013, Ruth Benedict Book Prize winner), as well as the

Transgender Studies Reader Remix (Routledge, 2022).


In 2021, Susan won the Arcus/Places Prize to produce an original work of public scholarship on the relationship of gender and sexuality to the built environment,

“At the Crossroads of Turk and Taylor: Resisting Carceral Power in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.”


Susan’s earlier works on queer and trans history for popular audiences include Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of the Paperback (Chronicle, 2000) and the co-authored Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (Chronicle, 1996).

Many of Susan’s academic publications can be found on her page.

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