Rox Samer is a feminist, queer, and trans media and cultural studies scholar; remix artist; and documentary filmmaker. They currently teach at Clark University as an Assistant Professor of Screen Studies in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. In 2016, they completed a Ph.D. in Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies.
In March 2022, Duke University Press published Rox’s monograph, Lesbian Potentiality and Feminist Media in the 1970s. Rox has previously 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 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 book project on trans comedy and humor, tentatively titled The Transgender Joke Book.
Rox splits their time between Western Mass and Toronto with their partner and cats.
rsamer [at] clarku [dot] edu