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).