Transgender activist, historian, author and filmmaker Susan Stryker will discuss transgender phenomena at Macquarie University this week. Stryker has researched transgender people and their place in society. Gender is so much a part of our culture that we scarcely know how to recognise the humanity of an individual if we can’t understand him or her as a man or woman, and yet the whole gender system is changing before our very eyes, Stryke says. Looking at transgender phenomena is a way of trying to come to terms with our future as a species. Stryker will give a free lecture, Subjugated Knowledge: Using Foucault To Understand The Emergence Of Transgender Studies, and present an excerpt from her new film Screaming Queens: The Riot At Compton’s Caf?
The lecture will be held at Macquarie University, Building W6A, room 107, on Friday 30 April at 11am. Entry is free.