a school for cultural and social transformation


SLCC Swoop into the U!

Learn more about transferability, academic advising, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, housing, and life on campus.

Disability, Ableism, and Access Workshop

Join Disability Studies and Communication as we focus on improving understandings of disability, ableism, and access.

Convocation 2020

The School for Cultural & Social Transformation Convocation will be May 1st! In order to walk, don’t forget to apply for graduation by January 17th.

Current News

William Sanders Scarborough Prize

The 18th annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize to Darius Bost for his book “Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence”.

Border and Migration

Dr. Alborz Ghandehari’s Fall 2019 students in “Borders and Migration” course exchanged stories of daily life, activism and struggles for migrant justice with refugees in Greece.

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.

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: 801-581-5206