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The S4JT Committee on Advancing Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Scholarship is made up of a number of subcommittees tasked with different roles in advancing scholarship, their information can be found in the table below.

Syllabus and Teaching Committee
Carey Jean Sojka, Rosalind Kichler, and Derek Siegel.

  1. #TransJusticeSyllabus – update it as needed; publicize to sociologists, trans studies scholars, and the public.

  2. Create the Trans Justice Bibliography- a compendium of all scholarship on trans justice

  3. Produce additional materials that will encourage people to teach trans, non-binary, and intersex studies scholarship across the discipline. One specific suggestion was sample syllabi sections for different courses (i.e. a section someone could add to intro, social problems, etc., but also any and all other courses taught in sociology…perhaps start with courses based on section names?)

  4. Collect activities, assignments, and other course materials on trans studies in sociology classrooms

  5. Webinar on teaching trans, non-binary, and intersex studies.

Writing Workshop Committee
Wynn Strange, Penny Harvey, Jennifer Lai, and Jacob Barry

  1. Put together opportunities for scholars in trans, non-binary, and intersex studies to share writing (including articles, chapters, and grant proposals) and get feedback. This could occur at all relevant conferences as well as virtually.

  2. Maintain writing support systems

  3. Maintain writing Facebook group

  4. Writing workshop for Spring/Summer 2022

Experts and Grants Committee

  1. Trans, non-binary, and intersex studies peer-reviewers – continue to recruit potential peer reviewers; allow mechanism for continuous sign-up; share list with journal editors; find a way to keep list accessible and updated for the long-term.

  2. Maintain list of trans, non-binary, and intersex studies experts – continue to recruit experts to be listed; advertise the list to the media; connect experts with the media, particularly on trans- and intersex-related current events. Share this list with ASA and other sociology organizations, and encourage listed experts to add their names to these organizations’ databases of experts.

  3. Grants coordinators: Add to/maintain the list of grants for trans, non-binary, and intersex studies scholars and trans and intersex scholars; when needed, apply for grants to fund S4TJ projects.

  4. Work with ASA journals and publishers on allowing for no-prefix option in submission portal, name change, gender-neutral pronouns for authors (Coordinate with writing subcommittee)

ASA Journal Name Change Working Group

  1. Connect with ASA journals and SAGE to develop a method to allow for name changes in online versions of articles