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a school for cultural and social transformation

The School for Cultural and Social Transformation will have limited operating hours. Please follow your professors’ directions on how to best reach them for issues related to coursework. Click here to see a list of contacts for all other Transform matters.


Walk-In Advising

Have any questions about registration or Transform programs? Meet with our advisor!

We’re hiring!

Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies are excited to announce a joint appointment in Black Feminist Studies.

Transform’s COVID-19 Updates

We are excited to have you lounge and work here, safely. Masks and social distancing are strongly, warmly, definitively encouraged in our space. Click here to see a list of Transform contacts.

Current News

What Is Queerbaiting?

Associate Chair of Gender Studies Kim Hackford-Peer shared with Health what you should know about the bait-and-switch tactic.

2021 U Presidential Scholars Named

Claudia Geist, Gender Studies associate professor and our associate dean for research, has been selected as one of the 2021 Presidential Scholars.

Celebrating 5 years of Transform

Asked to personally reflect on this happiness, the inaugural dean of Transform, professor Kathryn Bond Stockton, harks to her early days at the U.

What is

Our full name is the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, but that’s awfully long, so we’ve adopted the nickname Transform. We feel like it embodies what we are, do, and feel.

Our divisions and programs share cutting-edge concepts, faculty, and space. Our goal is to forge the wave of the future for the study of shifting sexualities, changing genders, dynamic immigrations, and emergent struggles against all racist thought and actions.