Our Mission

The mission of the Sociologists for Trans Justice (S4TJ) initiative is three-fold:

  1. To support trans, non-binary, and intersex scholars in sociology
  2. To advance trans, non-binary, and intersex studies in sociology
  3. To increase public understanding of trans, non-binary, and intersex issues.


Guiding Principles

S4TJ is guided by the following principles:

  1. To institutionalize efforts to support trans, non-binary, and intersex scholars; advance trans, non-binary, and intersex studies; and increase public understanding of trans, non-binary, and intersex issues to minimize burnout and individual service, both of which disproportionately affect marginalized scholars.
  2. To collaborate with relevant committees, caucuses, and sections of ASA and other sociology organizations to minimize overlap and enhance S4TJ’s efforts.
  3. To attend especially to the conditions faced by the most vulnerable members of our community – namely trans, non-binary, and intersex scholars who are grad students, racial and ethnic minorities, disabled, and/or in contingent faculty positions.


S4TJ Chairs and Officers (2020-2021)

  • Chair: Maggie Nanney
  • Past Chair: Daniel Laurison
  • Social Media Coordinator(s): Lillian Taylor Jungleib, Katherine Mueller, Bri Turgeon, Cadyn Williamson
  • Website Editor(s): Sam Scovill


Task Committees

The S4TJ Task Committees for the 2020-2021 ASA calendar year are:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair- Maggie Nanney
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ADVANCING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX ISSUES
Co-Chairs - Daniel Laurison and Sam Scovill
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ADVANCING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARSHIP
Co-Chairs - Blu Buchanan and Kit Myers
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SUPPORTING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARS
Co-Chairs - Alex Hanna and Anthony James Williams
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How to Get Involved

Members of the American Sociology Association who are interested in joining the Sociologists for Trans Justice initiative and/or serving on one of the three task committees are encouraged to contact Laurel Westbrook and Daniel Laurison at sociologistsfortransjustice@gmail.com.

If you teach a college course on a trans justice-related subject (e.g., transgender studies, trans embodiments, etc.) and would like to contribute to the #TransJusticeSyllabus, please submit recommended readings, films, other supplemental resource ideas, or even your own syllabi, to Megan Nanney (mnanney@vt.edu). We cannot guarantee that all suggestions we receive will be included in the next iteration of the syllabus, but we will give them our careful consideration.