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 and intersex studies in the 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 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: Eric Grollman and Laurel Westbrook
- Incoming Co-Chairs: Anne Marie Champagne and Daniel Laurison
- Grants Coordinator(s): Lydia Dana and Cal Garrett
- Liaison to ASA LGBTQ Status Committee: Anne Marie Champagne
- Social Media Coordinator(s): Jaime Hartless, Jordan Forrest Miller, and Alithia Sky Zamantakis
- Website Editor(s): Anne Marie Champagne and Jacob Alden Sargent
In the service of these guiding principles and mission, Sociologists for Trans Justice founding members and Co-Chairs Eric Grollman and Laurel Westbrook have appointed five task committees to carry out the S4TJ initiative.
The S4TJ Task Committees for the 2017-2018 ASA calendar year are:
|ADVANCING TRANS AND INTERSEX STUDIES IN ACADEMIA|
Co-Chairs - Jackie Tabor and Megan Nanney
|ADVANCING TRANS AND INTERSEX STUDIES AT SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCES|
Co-Chair - Andrea Miller
|ADVANCING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX ISSUES|
Chair - Piper Coutinho-Sledge
|SUPPORTING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX SCHOLARS|
Co-Chairs - Jordan Forrest Miller and Lindsey Wilkinson
|PROMOTING TRANS, NON-BINARY, AND INTERSEX INCLUSION AT SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCES|
Chair - Emilia Lombardi
Members of the American Sociology Association who are interested in joining the Sociologists for Trans Justice initiative and/or serving on one of the five task committees are encouraged to contact Laurel Westbrook and Eric Grollman 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 Anne Marie Champagne (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.