Kortney Ziegler

Kortney Ryan Ziegler is an Oakland based award winning artist, writer, and the first person to hold the Ph.D. of African American Studies from Northwestern University. He is the director of the multiple award winning documentary, STILL BLACK: a portrait of black transmen, runs the GLAAD Media Award nominated blog at blackademic.com and was recently named one of the Top 40 Under 40 LGBT activists by The Advocate Magazine and #29 of the most influential African Americans of 2013 by TheRoot100. Dr. Ziegler is also the founder of Trans*H4CK, a Hackathon and speaker series that spotlights trans* created tech and startups.


Portrait of the author presenting at a TransH4CK event.

It is Bigger Than Microaggressions

Moving through tech as a black trans man.

Mark Zuckerberg was Time's 2010 Person of the Year.

The Problem With the Zuckerberg Analogy for Youth of Color

The Zuckerberg analogy avoids the looming issue of systemic discrimination.