This page does not include:
1) fiction that I am currently writing under the pen name Kat Cataclysm - those works are compiled on the Kat Cataclysm website.
2) many older (mostly trans-themed) writings - these can be found on either my trans activism webpage and/or my blog.
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press, first edition 2007; second edition 2016) is my first full-length book. It is a collection of personal essays that debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that people have about trans women, femininity, and the subjects of gender and sexism more generally. Excerpts, reviews, and other info can be found by clicking here.
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (Seal Press, 2013) is my second book. While feminism and queer (i.e., LGBTQIA+) activism are designed to challenge various forms of sexism, they also have a history of ignoring, erasing, or excluding many people who have a stake in these movements. In this collection of essays, I chronicle this problem and forward new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, sexism, and marginalization that foster diversity and inclusivity, rather than hierarchies and exclusion. Excerpts, reviews, and other info can be found by clicking here.
The following are anthology contributions and/or forewards I have written for other peoples books. Most of the links will take you to the Amazon.com site for the book, so that you can find out more about it - but I encourage you to buy it from an independent bookstore if you can!
In August 2006, I wrote a web-post entitled Frustration that has since evolved into a collection of new thoughts and rants regarding the issue of trans woman-inclusion in lesbian and women-only spaces.
Liubicich, D.M., Serano, J.M., Pavlopoulos, A., Kontarakis, Z., Protas, M.E., Kwan, E., Chatterjee, S., Tran, K.D., Averof, M., Patel, N.H., 2009. Knockdown of Parhyale Ultrabithorax recapitulates evolutionary changes in crustacean appendage morphology. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 106, 13892-13896.
Pavlopoulos, A., Kontarakis, Z., Liubicich, D.M., Serano, J.M., Akam, M., Patel, N.H., Averof, M., 2009. Probing the evolution of appendage specialization by Hox gene misexpression in an emerging model crustacean, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 106, 13897-13902.
Serano, J. (2008). A Matter of Perspective: A Transsexual Woman-Centric Critique of Dregers Scholarly History of the Bailey Controversy. Archives of Sexual Behavior 37 (3), 491-494. [PDF] click for article.
Serano, J. and Rubin, G. M. (2003). The Drosophila synaptotagmin-like protein bitesize is required for growth and has mRNA localization sequences within its open reading frame. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 13368-13373. [PDF] click for article
Page-McCaw, A., Serano, J., Santé, J. and Rubin, G.M. (2003) Drosophila Matrix Metalloproteinases are required for tissue remodeling but not embryonic development. Developmental Cell 4, 95-106.
Littleton, J. T.*, Serano, T. L.*, Rubin, G. M., Ganetzky, B. and Chapman, E. R. (1999). Synaptic function modulated by changes in the ratio of Synaptotagmin I and IV. Nature 400, 757-760. * these authors contributed equally to this work
Kopczynski, C. C., Noodermeer, J. N., Serano, T. L., Chen, W.-Y., Pendleton, J. D., Lewis, S., Goodman, C. S. and Rubin, G. M. (1998). A high throughput screen to identify secreted and transmembrane proteins involved in Drosophila embryogenesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95, 9973-9978.
Karlin-McGinness, M., Serano, T. L. and Cohen, R. S. (1996). Comparative analysis of the kinetics and dynamics of K10, bicoid, and oskar mRNA localization in the Drosophila oocyte. Dev. Genet. 19, 238-248.
Serano, T. L. and Cohen, R. S. (1995). A small predicted stem-loop structure mediates oocyte localization of Drosophila K10 mRNA. Development 121, 3809-3818.
Serano, T. L. and Cohen, R. S. (1995). Gratuitous mRNA localization in the Drosophila oocyte. Development 121, 3013-3021.
Serano, T. L., Karlin-McGinness, M. and Cohen, R. S. (1995). The role of fs(1)K10 in the localization of the mRNA of the TGFalpha homolog gurken within the Drosophila oocyte. Mech. of Dev. 51, 183-192.
Cohen, R. S. and Serano, T. L. (1995). mRNA localization and function of the Drosophila fs(1)K10 gene. In Localized RNAs (ed. H. D. Lipshitz), pp. 99-112. Austin: R. G. Landes.
Serano, T. L., Cheung, H.-K., Frank, L. H. and Cohen, R. S. (1994). P element transformation vectors for studying Drosophila melanogaster oogenesis and early embryogenesis. Gene 138, 181-186.
Cheung, H.-K., Serano, T. L. and Cohen, R. S. (1992). Evidence for a highly selective RNA transport system and its role in establishing the dorsoventral axis of the Drosophila egg. Development 114, 653-661.
the following chapbooks are all smaller, self-published books that I have put out in the past...
On the Outside Looking In
is a 36 page, 4 essay chapbook providing a trans woman's perspective on feminism and the exclusion of trans women from lesbian and women-only spaces, Published
by Hot Tranny Action (Oakland, CA), copyright 2005.
is a 56 page chapbook containing 16 of Julia's spoken word pieces. Published
by Hot Tranny Action (Oakland, CA), copyright 2004.
Chapbook" is a two poem chapbook plus baby pictures released
in July, 2003! Published by Switch Hitter Press (Oakland, CA), copyright
is a 33 page chapbook that comes with a complementary 13 track CD!
It features eleven spoken word pieces and two Bitesize songs. Published
by Switch Hitter Press (Oakland, CA), copyright 2002.