The mission of the Sociologists for Trans Justice (S4TJ) initiative is three-fold:
- To support trans, non-binary, and intersex scholars in sociology
- To advance trans, non-binary, and intersex studies in sociology
- To increase public understanding of trans, non-binary, and intersex issues.
S4TJ is guided by the following principles:
- 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.
- To collaborate with relevant committees, caucuses, and sections of ASA and other sociology organizations to minimize overlap and enhance S4TJ’s efforts.
- 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.
- Chair: Daniel Laurison
- Past Chairs: Laurel Westbrook, Eric Anthony Grollman
- Liaisons to ASA Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People in the Discipline: Máel Embser-Herbert and Jaime Hartless
- Social Media Coordinator(s): Jaime Hartless, Máel Embser-Herbert, and Ali Greey
- Website Editor(s): Sam Scovill
The S4TJ Task Committees for the 2019-2020 ASA calendar year are:
Chair- Daniel Laurison
|ADVANCING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX ISSUES|
Co-Chairs - Daniel Laurison and Sam Scovill
|ADVANCING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARSHIP|
Co-Chairs - Maggie Nanney and Blu Buchanan
|SUPPORTING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARS|
Co-Chairs - Alex Hanna and Anthony James Williams
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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.