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.
- Co-Chairs: Laurel Westbrook and Daniel Laurison
- Incoming Co-Chairs: TBA
- Past Co-Chair: 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 and Máel Embser-Herbert
- Website Editor(s): Sam Scovill
The S4TJ Task Committees for the 2018-2019 ASA calendar year are:
|ADVANCING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARSHIP|
Co-Chairs - Danya Lagos and Maggie Nanney
|ADVANCING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX ISSUES|
Co-Chairs - bee coston and Cary Costello
|SUPPORTING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARS|
Co-Chairs - alithia zamantakis and Lindsey Wilkinson
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com). 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.