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Attneave at Noon - Gender: A New Genealogy with Susan Stryker

Thu March 9th 2023, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Event Sponsor
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Carolyn Lewis Attneave House (589 Capistrano Way, Stanford, 94305)

In this series, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research welcomes gender scholars who are currently visiting campus to present their recent work and works-in-progress. Representing a range of disciplines and career stages, these informal lunches create a space for intellectual conversation about gender research and strengthen our feminist community.

This session will feature Professor Susan Stryker to discuss "Gender: A New Genealogy."  In this work-in-progress talk, Professor Susan Stryker will share some very recent research into the history of the gender concept as we now know it, as the "social construction" of sex, that revises the conventional narrative that it was first promulgated by sex-researcher John Money in the 1950s.  It had wider use in psychology in the 1940s, roots in early 20th-century cultural anthropology and linguistics, and a prehistory in the popular "science" of phrenology in the mid-19th century.

All Stanford students and community members are welcome, with RSVP.

About the Speaker:

Susan Stryker is Professor Emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Arizona. Since retiring she has been Presidential Fellow and Visiting Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University (2019-2020), Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women’s Leadership, Mills College (2020-2022), and Marta Sutton Weeks External Faculty Fellow, Stanford University Humanities Institute, 2022-23.  Former executive editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, she continues to serve as co-editor of the Duke University Press book series ASTERISK: gender, trans-, and all that comes after. She is the author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (2008, 2017), co-editor of the two-volume Transgender Studies Reader (2006, 2013) and The Transgender Studies Reader Remix (2022), as well as  co-director of the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (2005). She is currently working to complete her book manuscript, Changing Gender (under contract to Farrar Straus Giroux), and developing a variety of film and television projects.