Eric A. Stanley works at the intersections of radical trans/queer aesthetics, theories of state violence, and anti-colonialism. Eric is currently finishing a PhD in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and, along with Chris Vargas, directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2012). He coedited the anthology Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2011), which won the Prevention for a Safe Society Award and was recently a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Eric's other writing can be found in the journals Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance as well as in numerous collections.
- Criminal Queers, The New Museum, New York, NY 2012
- Suggestions of Life Being Lived, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA 2010
- Homotopia, LACE, Los Angeles, CA 2007
"Queering Prison Abolition, Now?" American Quarterly, 2012
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and The Prison Industrial Complex, AK Press, 2011
"Near Life, Queer Death: Overkill and Ontological Capture," Social Text, 2011
- PhD candidate, History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz