Jennifer Kate Stuller is a professional writer, critic, scholar, pop culture historian, public speaker, and the author of Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology - a comprehensive history, critique, and reference guide examining feminist history and potential within popular culture (I.B. Tauris). As an erudite connoisseur of television, films, novels and comic books, with a special interest in gender, sexuality, and diversity, Ms. Stuller has been invited to speak at conferences in the United States and internationally, as well as frequently presents at the Comics Arts Conference and the Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses - for the later as an invited Featured Speaker for the 6th Biennial Conference. She is on the roster for Humanities Washington’s 2012-2014 Speakers Bureau where she took her presentation on female super and action heroes across the state, and will serve again as a speaker for the 2015-2016 bureau, this time speaking about Geektivists, Geek Grrls, and Gaymers.
Stuller has provided expert opinion and interviews for radio, documentaries and newspapers including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National Breakfast show; The Seattle Times; companion featurettes included on the 2-disc special edition DVD of the animated Wonder Woman movie; and, the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, for which she also served as a consultant. She is a Charter Associate member of the Whedon Studies Association, and a Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of Programming & Events for GeekGirlCon – an organization dedicated to the recognition, encouragement and support of women’s accomplishments, interests, and contributions to Geek Culture including pop culture industries and STEM professions.
A regular contributor to national publications & organizations, including Bitch Media, Ms. Stuller has also contributed to anthologies such as Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters, Icons of the American Comic Book, and What is a Superhero? She is the editor of, and a contributor to, Fan Phenomena and Buffy the Vampire Slayer - part of Intellect’s new Fan Phenomena series - a finalist for the Whedon Studies Association Mr. Pointy Award. Stuller recently contributed a chapter on subversive sexuality in Lost Girl to the anthology Heroines of Film and Television.
As a feminist and a historian, her particular interests focus on what popular culture reveals about social mores, particularly regarding gender, race, sexuality, ability, religion and class, in a given time or place. Ms. Stuller received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington in the Program in the Comparative History of Ideas, where as a student she co-facilitated a credited course using the television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer to explore issues of human nature, and later returned to her Alma Mater to offer a survey course on the history of comics. She contributed a biweekly opinion column to the UW Daily in which she explored the larger social relevance of popular entertainment as well as reflected on her experiences as an adult undergraduate. She earned a minor in Women Studies.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stuller moved to Seattle in 1997. She is married to Ryan Wilkerson, Vice President of Experience Design at HBO Seattle. They live with their two Maltese, Giles and Wesley.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, True Blood, Ashes to Ashes, Mad Men
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