Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History at UC Berkeley in 1992, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University, as well as distinguished visiting positions at Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. She is the Emmy Award-winning director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a public television documentary about a 1966 riot against police oppression by transgender prostitutes in San Francisco.
Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy, a faculty member in communication studies and women and gender studies, will discuss and present portions of her film that examines the wide variety of visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. popular culture and contrasts these images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current.
Location: Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor Gathering Space
The Library Speaker Series is free, but RSVP is requested. Contact Carol Franklin at 773.508.2641 or email@example.com
Join I.M.O.W. for an evening conversation with Liesl Gerntholtz, director of the Women's Rights Division for Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is leading the charge on women's rights around the world. Please join us to hear how Gerntholtz and her team are raising the cost of abuse to bring greater justice and security to women around the world.
Location: 235 Montgomery St., 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104