Susan O'Neal Stryker (born 1961) is an American professor, historian, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. She is a professor of Gender and Women's Studies, former director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, and founder of the Transgender Studies Initiative at the University of Arizona, and is currently on leave while holding an appointment as Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills College. Stryker serves on the Advisory Council of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Advisory Board of the Digital Transgender Archive. A transgender woman, she is the author of several books about LGBT history and culture.
Susan O'Neal Stryker:
For the first time ever it is possible for some people to be trans without a huge social penalty.
Transgender Studies scholar Susan Stryker speaks on the current ubiquity of transgender issues in US media and culture within longer world histories of the biopolitical management of minoritized bodies and identities.