Sarah Schulman is the author of 17 books, most recently Israel/Palestine and the Queer International (Duke University Press), The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (U of California Press) the forthcoming novel The Cosmopolitans (September, 2015) and a new work Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair. She has had two plays produced at Playwrights Horizons in New York and did the stage adaptation of IB Singer’s Enemies, A Love Story. She is currently working on a play ROE VERSUS WADE. Sarah is co-producer of the feature documentary UNITED IN ANGER: A History of ACT UP, and co-director with Jim Hubbard of the ACT UP Oral History Project (www.actuporalhistory.org). Her new film is “Jason and Shirley” directed by Stephen Winter about the making of the 1966 avant garde classic “Portrait of Jason” by Shirley Clarke. Awards include Fulbright in Judaic Studies, Guggenheim in Playwriting, Kessler Prize for Sustained Contribution to LGBT Studies. Sarah is a fellow at The New York Center for the Humanities at New York University, a member of the Advisory Board of Jewish Voice for Peace, Faculty Advisor for Students for Justice in Palestine, CSI and a Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island.