RS Edit Tall Rox Samer Photo Credit Stephen DiRado LG BW File 2021Rox Samer is a feminist, trans, and queer media studies scholar. They currently teach at Clark University as an Assistant Professor of Screen Studies in the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Rox’s monograph, Lesbian Potentiality and Feminist Media in the 1970s, is out with Duke University Press (March 2022). Rox has published in The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Jump Cut, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, and Feminist Media Histories. They are the editor of the “Transgender Media” special issue of Spectator (Fall 2017), the first journal issue devoted to the study of transgender media, and the co-editor of Su Friedrich: Interviews (UP Mississippi, 2022) and Spectatorship: Shifting Theories of Gender, Sexuality, and Media (UT Press, 2017).

Rox is on their junior sabbatical and is busy at work on Tip/Alli, a documentary on the life, work, and influence of science fiction author James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon), and a new research project on trans humor and spectatorship.

Rox lives in Western Massachusetts with their partner and four cats.


rsamer [at] clarku [dot] edu


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