Julia Serano is a highly regarded writer and thinker on the subjects of gender, feminism, and LGBTQ issues. She is best known for her 2007 book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, which garnered rave reviews,The Advocate placed it on their list of Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books," and readers of Ms. Magazine ranked it #16 on their list of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time." Julia's writings have also appeared in numerous anthologies in feminist, queer, and progressive magazines and websites (including Bitch Magazine, Out, AlterNet.org, Ms. Magazine blog, and Feministing.com) and are regularly used as teaching materials in gender studies, queer studies, psychology, and human sexuality courses in colleges across North America.Julia's background as a writer, performer, activist, and biologist (she has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University) makes her a unique voice on the subjects of gender and sexism. She has the rare gift of being able to present complex ideas from feminism and gender/queer theory, and to interweave them with her personal experiences as a bisexual trans woman, in a clear, compelling, and entertaining manner.
"[Serano's] unique take on the nature-versus-nurture debate is refreshing for its candor and nuance, avoiding dogmatism on either side ... the book is an excellent primer on contemporary transfeminist thought." --Publishers Weekly