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Judith Halberstam is the Director of The Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California. Judith teaches courses in queer studies, gender theory, art, literature and film and is the author of Female Masculinity, The Drag King Book, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters and a new book from NYU Press titled In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives.

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Patrick Califia is a writer, therapist, and parent living in San Francisco. Patrick’s work primarily focuses on educating people about sexual minority issues (the BDSM community, sex workers, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, etc.) Patrick is the author of many books, including Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism, Speaking Sex to Power, Public Sex, and Macho Sluts.

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Tiina R osenberg is Professor in Gender Studies and theatre scholar at Stockholm University , Sweden . She has written extensively on performing arts, queer theory and feminism. Her latest books, Byxbegär(Desiring Pants, 2000) and Queerfeministisk agenda (Queer Feminist Agenda, 2002) deal with cross-gender performance, Queer Theory and feminism; Besvärliga människor: Teatersamtal med Suzanne Osten,(Troublesome People: Theatre Talks with Suzanne Osten, Stockholm : Atlas Böcker, 2004) is a book on Swedish feminist theatre; Könet brinner! Judith Butlers texter i urval (Gender is Burning! A Collection of Judith Butler’s texts, Stockholm : Natur och Kultur, 2005), and Teater i Sverige(Theatre in Sweden , together with Lena Hammergren , Karin Helander och Willmar Sauter , Hedemora/Uppsala: Gidlunds, 2004) is a Swedish theatre history.

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