a school for cultural and social transformation


2019 Convocation Recap

Congratulations, Class of 2019! Check out our photos and rewatch speeches given at this year’s convocation!

50 Years of Ethnic Studies

Come celebrate the legacy of Ethnic Studies with local community leaders of the past, present, and future.

Planning Ahead

Have a suggestion for a future Distinguished Lecture topic or speaker? Tell us what, who and why. We’d love to hear it!

Current News

Beyond Walls

Transform students presented an interactive activity on socio-legal, cultural, and ethnic studies perspectives surrounding immigration through presentations, written work, and visual display entitled “Beyond Walls.”

50 Years of Ethnic Studies

Edmund Fong, chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah, discusses the conception of Ethnic studies nationally and the hopes for its future at the U.

Building an Educational Bridge

A new $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow major foundation acceleration for a Pacific Islands Studies initiative at the University of Utah.

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