Sarah Schulman is a New York City-based writer. Schulman is also the Co-Founder of MIX: NY LGBT Experimental Film and Video Festival, Co-Director of ACT UP Oral History Project, and the US Coordinator of the first LGBT Delegation to Palestine. She has written multiple novels including The Cosmopolitans, The Mere Future, and The Child; plays including Carson McCullers and Mercy; and works of non-fiction including Israel/Palestine and the Queer International, The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, and Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America. She first appeared at The Kitchen in 1990 as part of a Literary Evening series and again in 2017, where she participated in The Kitchen’s two-week open work period Half Straddle: Here I Go, pt. 2 of You by giving a talk entitled "CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair." She is currently a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at College of Staten Island (CSI) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities.