Paisley Currah is a professor of political science and women’s & gender studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also occasionally works as an adjunct professor for the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. Currah has written widely on the topics related to transgender rights rights, sex reclassification policies, and feminism. With Susan Stryker, he was the founding editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of transgender studies. Currah co-edited, with Shannon Minter and Richard Juang, Transgender Rights, which won the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. As a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute Currah has advocated for transgender rights at all levels of government. He also serves on the board of directors Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE). His book, Sex is as Sex Does: Transgender Identity and the Politics of Classification, is forthcoming from New York University Press. With his ex-wife, Lisa Jean Moore, he wrote “‘We Won’t Know Who You Are’: Contesting Sex Designations on NYC Birth Certificates.” Currah received his BA from Queen’s University and his PhD from Cornell University. Many of his articles can be downloaded from his Academia.edu page.
Currah also consults as a content editor for book projects related to GLBT studies, gender studies, and transgender studies.