Writer, spoken word artist, biologist, and gender activist, Julia Serrano interviews Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker about their first film, Screaming Queens. (Running Time: 23:47)
Susan Stryker -- Co-Writer/Director/Producer:
Susan Stryker recently returned to the United States after holding a Visiting Scholar appointment in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Between 1999 and 2004, Stryker served as executive director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. She earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of California, Berkeley, and later held a postdoctoral fellowship in sexuality studies at Stanford University. A popular public speaker and prolific writer, Stryker is author of The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge, forthcoming); Queer Pulp (Chronicle, 2001); the transgender studies special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Duke, 1998); Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (Chronicle, 1996); and numerous articles. She was featured in Monika Treut's film Gendernauts (1999) and was scenarist and scriptwriter for Brandon, Shu Lea Cheang's online multimedia installation examining gender, embodiment, violence, and media at the SoHo Guggenheim (1998-1999).
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.