CORVALLIS, Ore. – Author and professor Susan Stryker will talk about her work on transgender history in a presentation at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Stryker is a filmmaker and theorist as well as an associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Arizona. Her work focuses on gender and human sexuality. Her current work-in-progress, “What Transpires Now,” explores the relationship between the transgender past and present, and how history can help reimagine the future

The talk will focus on the story of Frances Thompson, a black trans disabled sex-worker in Memphis who played a role in the 1876 presidential election and whose life became the focus of a national scandal in the 1870s.

The lecture takes place in the Construction and Engineering Auditorium in The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St.

The lecture is sponsored by the Horning Lecture Series in the College of Liberal Arts’ School of History, Philosophy, and Religion.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

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