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The S4TJ Committee on Supporting Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Issues is made up of a number of subcommittees tasked with different roles in supporting scholars, their information can be found in the table below.

SUBCOMMITTEES
  
Mentorship Committee
Natalie Ingraham, Eli Williams
Tasks
  1. Mentoring program – run program; provide mentors with best practices for supporting trans, non-binary, and intersex graduate students and junior faculty. Work with other sociology mentoring programs to better include and support trans, non-binary, and intersex scholars.

  2. Organize an informal networking/mentoring time/session at ASA with a room from ASA or from SWS or another organization.
Best Practices Committee
Tanya Cook, Elliot Truslow, Meg Krausch, Emily McKendry-Smith, LuLu Geza Kelemen
Tasks
  1. Create 1-page guides on best practices on how to teach trans students in collaboration with Syllabus committee

  2. Create other 1-page guides on best practices related to S4TJ areas of interest

  3. Collaborate Syllabus committee + conference subcommittee to create webinar on teaching trans studies

  4. Collaborate with Survey and Best Practices Subcommittees and ASA in order to improve conference procedures.

Graduate Student Survey Committee
Simone Kolysh, Jess Goldstein-Kral, Sonny Nordmarken, Cameron Whitley, GJ Hodson
Tasks
  1. Survey on trans, non-binary, and intersex graduate students in sociology: analyze results, share with the discipline, make recommendations for changes.

  2. Coordinate with executive committee when ready to publicize

  3. Collaborate with Conferences and Best Practices Subcommittees and ASA in order to improve conference procedures.

Conferences Committee
Jenny Pearson, Thatcher Combs, Jessica Herling
Tasks

  1. Write a best practices statement for conferences

  2. Figure out what other organizations and conferences in sociology do already

  3. Work with people who go to other conferences to organize informal (or formal!) meet-ups, mentoring sessions, etc (work with other committees as needed here).

  4. Propose S4TJ sponsored sessions at ASA.

  5. Mission: Make sociology conferences safe and empowering for trans, non-binary, and intersex people. This includes pushing sociology organizations to list gender pronouns on conference badges, ensuring that gender-inclusive, accessible restrooms are available at conferences, creating safe spaces for trans, non-binary, and intersex people, and organizing social gatherings for trans, non-binary, and intersex scholars at sociology conferences.