Sarah Schulman is the author of 15 books, including nine novels. Her books include The Gentrification of The Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, The Child, Shimmer, Empathy, Rat Bohemia, People in Trouble, After Delore, Girls Visions and Everything, The Sophie Horowitz Story, Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS And The Marketing of Gay America, and My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years.
A working playwright, her productions include: Carson McCullers, Manic Flight Reaction, and the theatrical adaptation of Isaac Singer’s Enemies, A Love Story. As a screenwriter, her films include The Owls (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye), Mommy Is Coming (co-written with director Cheryl Dunye), and she is co-producer with Jim Hubbard of his feature documentary United In Anger: A History of ACT UP, which will premiere in Jan/Feb 2012.
As a journalist, her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, and Interview. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwrighting, a Fullbright in Judaic Studies, two American Library Association Book Awards, and is the 2009 recipient of the Kessler Prize for sustained contribution to LGBT studies. Ms. Schulman is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, College of State Island, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. She is on the advisory board of the Center for Human Rights and Social Movements at Harvard’s Kennedy School and is the US coordinator of the first LGBT Delegation to Palestine. She lives in New York.