a school for cultural and social transformation


Film Screening: Going Blind

Disability Studies is co-sponsoring a free film screening of “Going Blind” on October 1 and 2!

Disability Studies Reading Group

Join us for our Fall 2019 Disability Studies Reading Group on Sept. 13 & Nov. 1!

Become a Pasifika Ambassador!

The Pasifika Ambassadors application is now open! Apply before September 6th to be a part of this exciting new internship.

Current News

Archiving Latino/a/x Life in the U.S.

Associate Professor Lourdes Alberto recovered, digitized, and built an indigenous Oaxacan archive based on the activism of female Oaxacan community members in L.A. between 1970 and 1990.

A powerful transformation

When Disability Studies moved into Transform, there were 21 declared disability studies minors at the U. After just one year in the school, there are 44 declared disability studies minors.

Transform Professor featured on Netflix

Explained, a Netflix and Vox produced series, features Professor Lisa Diamond in an episode entitled “The Female Orgasm”.

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.

We are a new college home for the Divisions of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies and the Disability Studies Program, which 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.

What We Do

Innovative Scholarship

• Interdisciplinary Research
• Faculty
• Publications

Coalition Building

• Policy
• Service Projects
• Leadership
• Community Relationship

Practical Expertise

• Types of Courses
• Praxis
• Events


We have a really great group of faculty, staff, and administrators. Come meet us!


Gardner Commons, Suite 4200
260 Central Campus Dr
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: 801-587-3342