Editors & Designers
Trystan Theosophus Cotten - Managing Editor
Trystan Theosophus Cotten is Professor of Gender Studies in the Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Gender at California State University, Stanislaus and Managing Editor of Transgress Press. He travels extensively around the world speaking on trans identities and issues.. He has edited six books and written numerous articles on trans identities and embodiment. Cotten's most recent publications are: Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men and Below the Belt: Genital Talk by Men of Trans Experience. He is currently filming a documentary of trans men's experiences with genital reconstructive surgery.
Hunter Boone - Associate Editor
Hunter Boone is a graduate of Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Hunter has edited three books for Transgress Press and continues to support the editorial function as both a copy and content editor. Hunter has published poetry and fiction in the United States and Great Britain and is currently at work on a first collection of poetry.
Loree Cook-Daniels founded the Transgender Aging Network, a program of FORGE of which she serves as Policy and Program Director. Loree has been working for LGBT rights and respect since 1975 and doing transgender education and advocacy since 1995. She has authored numerous publications and helped build self-sustaining institutions in LGBT communities. Loree believes that transgender communities are much stronger when SOFFAs are viewed as full members of the community and given the same support as people transitioning. She has received federal funding that allows her to work full time providing direct services to transgender victims and educating professionals on respectful treatment of transgender people.
Jin Haritaworn is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Race and Environment at York University. Professor Haritaworn is known for presenting piercing, cogent critiques of queer necropolitics and homonationalisms. He co-edited a collection of essays on the topic, Queer Necropolitics, forthcoming from Routledge in 2013. Haritaworn’s newest book, The Biopolitics of Mixing: Thai Multiracialities and Haunted Ascendancies (Ashgate) engages a plethora of issues surrounding race/ethnicity, nationality and diaspora, sexuality and gender in late 20th century global circuits of trade, travel, and transport. Haritaworn has also edited and co-edited numerous periodicals on intersectionalities of race, gender and sexuality, including European Journal of Women’s Studies (2012, 19(1/2)), Sexualities (2006, 9(5)), International Feminist Journal of Politics (2013, 15(4)).
Susan Stryker is an internationally renowned scholar of Gender and Women’s Studies, filmmaker, and tireless activist of social justice for trans people. Currently, she is Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona and Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. Professor Stryker is the author of many articles and several books on transgender and queer topics, most recentlyTransgender History (Seal Press 2008). She won a Lambda Literary Award for her anthology The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge 2006) and an Emmy Award for her documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (Frameline/ITVS 2005). Professor Stryker’s research interests include transgender and queer studies, film and media, built environments, somatechnics, and critical theory. Currently, she teaches classes on LGBT history and embodiment and technology.
Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law and is currently a fellow in the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law.