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Oct 18, 2022

Pacific Islands Studies Initiative Podcast


“Relations of Salt and Stars,” a new podcast produced by the Pacific Islands Studies program, will invoke the ties historically forged between the Pacific Islands and Utah.

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Transformative Perspectives

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Jul 18, 2022

2022 Transform Awardees

Transformers did it again! Our faculty and students collected various awards throughout the University. Here are the 2021-2022 awardees. Congratulations!

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Jun 22, 2022

“The only lasting truth is Change.”

Associate Chair Elizabeth Archuleta shared the wisdom from Octavia Butler’s Earthseed series to guide us through uncertainty and collective survival.

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Jun 8, 2022

Confidence, Curiosity, and Care

Student Convocation Speaker, Sanila Math, encouraged her fellow graduates to build confidence, curiosity, and care into their social advocacy and justice.

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May 18, 2022

Intersectional generosity

Dean Stockton opened Convocation with brief remarks to remind us all that Critical Race Theory and Theories of Children’s Gender and Sexuality are forms of generosity to us all, whoever we may be.

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Oct 12, 2022

Transformative Intersectional Collective (TRIC) Updates


Transform is currently in year-one of implementation of grant activities toward the creation of an intersectional studies collective.

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TRIC  

Oct 18, 2022

Pacific Islands Studies Initiative Podcast

“Relations of Salt and Stars,” a new podcast produced by the Pacific Islands Studies program, will invoke the ties historically forged between the Pacific Islands and Utah.

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Oct 12, 2022

Transformative Intersectional Collective (TRIC) Updates

Transform is currently in year-one of implementation of grant activities toward the creation of an intersectional studies collective.

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Oct 1, 2022

Welcome to our Transform Ambassadors

Transform has three new student ambassadors: Sariah Frost (she/her) Brendan Hatch (he/him), and Talea Steele (she/hers).

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Jul 18, 2022

2022 Transform Awardees

Transformers did it again! Our faculty and students collected various awards throughout the University. Here are the 2021-2022 awardees. Congratulations!

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Jun 22, 2022

“The only lasting truth is Change.”

Associate Chair Elizabeth Archuleta shared the wisdom from Octavia Butler’s Earthseed series to guide us through uncertainty and collective survival.

Read On

Jun 8, 2022

Confidence, Curiosity, and Care

Student Convocation Speaker, Sanila Math, encouraged her fellow graduates to build confidence, curiosity, and care into their social advocacy and justice.

Read On

May 18, 2022

Intersectional generosity

Dean Stockton opened Convocation with brief remarks to remind us all that Critical Race Theory and Theories of Children’s Gender and Sexuality are forms of generosity to us all, whoever we may be.

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May 13, 2022

2022 Convocation Recap

Congratulations to our newest Transform alumni! We couldn’t be more proud of you and your accomplishments. We are here to celebrate your each and every move.

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May 4, 2022

Transformative Intersectional Collective (TRIC) Pedagogy Workshop

In this opening presentation for the TRIC Pedagogy Workshop, Dr. Nirmala Erevelles prompts attendees to think about how to teach and engage disability in our courses and classrooms.

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Apr 22, 2022

Class of 2022 Virtual Yearbook

Congratulations to our latest graduating class! Check out our virtual yearbook for the Class of 2022.

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Apr 8, 2022

Disability, Eco(in)justice, and Transnational Solidarity

Nirmala Erevelles draws on criticism to explain how the story of environmental (in)justice is tied to racialized, classed, casteist and ableist histories and discusses the implications for transformative praxis.

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Mar 30, 2022

Our Advisor-Extraordinaire

Our awesome advisor, Jen Wozab, has won the 2021 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Primary Advisor!

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Mar 25, 2022

Student-2-Know: Sydney Kincart

Transform is filled with changemakers you need to know! Meet Sydney Kincart, a disability studies minor, who wants to pursue a career in disability policy and advocacy work.

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Mar 18, 2022

Intersectionality Here & Now

Where, when, and how are we doing intersectionality?  How are we teaching it, practicing it? What can intersectionality do? What is required to do the doing of intersectionality?

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Jan 20, 2022

Transform Dolores Huerta Scholarship Recipients

Four students were selected as the first round of recipients of the Transform Dolores Huerta Scholarship for Social Justice Community Engagement.

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Jan 20, 2022

Transformative Intersectional Collective

Transform has been awarded a three-year grant to form an intersectional studies collective.

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Jul 9, 2021

2021 Transform Awards & Recognitions

Year after year, our team continues to impress — gathering awards and recognitions throughout the university and at national organizations. Congratulations to these recipients!

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Jun 7, 2021

2021 Convocation Recap

Congratulations, Class of 2020 & 2021! Rewatch our Convocation, browse through photos, and relive the celebratory day.

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May 26, 2021

The boundary-pushers and the visionaries

As the 2021 student convocation speaker, Sierra Holmes shared memories on how “Transform gives us a space to lean on and learn from each other.”

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May 19, 2021

With whom do we do this work?

A degree or certificate in Transform is an act of transformational resistance and reimaging—and the world needs the analytics, relationality, and praxis you have studied and enacted.

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May 12, 2021

To Gether

Like you, our highly impressive students, we are devoted to learning to gether: to sense and acknowledge often unperceived gatherings: on this land, in our skins, through our sex and our genderings.

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Apr 10, 2021

Pedagogies for Indigeneity and Diaspora

For this two-part virtual symposium, speakers and attendees joined to expand the course offerings associated with the newly launched undergraduate certificate and contribute to the field of Pacific Studies via the Teaching Oceania Series.

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Apr 7, 2021

Transform Virtual Yearbook

Congratulations, Class of 2020 and 2021! We are excited to celebrate you and your achievements.

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Mar 29, 2021

Everyday Survival and Collective Accountability

Margaret Price draws upon data from a study with disabled faculty to highlight themes demonstrate that all participants in higher education will benefit from a cultural shift toward shared accountability and interdependent forms of care.

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Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Ronald Coleman is a 2021 Distinguished Alumni Honoree

Dr. Coleman, one of the founding Ethnic Studies faculty at the U, was honored as a 2021 Distinguished Alumni Honoree!

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Feb 23, 2021

Message from Dean Stockton: Transgender girls

There are urgent moments when we must speak—passionately, vitally, vibrantly, insistently—on a critical matter of civil rights.

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Jan 4, 2021

Pasifika Scholars Institute goes year-round and online.

You’ve read that right! The bridge experience will be extended to the fall and spring following the summer intensive portion of the Pasifika Scholars Institute.

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Dec 22, 2020

Transformative Perspectives: Sierra & Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima

This fall, two of our Transformers got together to zoom-interview each other about their experiences as academics in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation.

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Dec 18, 2020

Enhancing academic and social experiences at the U

The 2020-2021 cohort of Pasifika Ambassadors are busy working on various projects. Learn more about them here!

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Oct 22, 2020

Kēhaulani Vaughn

Dr. Vaughn’s work and scholarship embody the type of interdisciplinarity Transform is all about!

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Oct 22, 2020

Who Counts?

That is perhaps one of the defining questions of a democracy. You may have heard that in under two weeks, this election will be the most consequential of our lifetimes. That is no hyperbole.

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Oct 16, 2020

Abolition on Stolen Land

On October 9, Dr. Charles Sepulveda, (Tongva and Acjachemen), Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, participated in the inaugural public event of the Sawyer Seminar on Sanctuary Spaces: Reworlding Humanism presented by the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.

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Aug 24, 2020

We’re ready to think with you.

You’re back! Dean Stockton shares her excitement for this academic year and the “righteous anger” we must harness in our actions this semester.

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Jul 23, 2020

Transformative Research

Our Associate Dean for Research has been consulting and assessing how to best support our faculty’s research endeavors, while jumping on board to support ongoing and upcoming research projects. Here, Dr. Geist tells us the most recent happenings in Transform faculty research.

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Jul 23, 2020

Dr. William Smith

There is no questioning it: Dr. William Smith is a rock-star researcher, educator, administrator, social justice academic and mentor.

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Jul 23, 2020

Jen Wozab: Award-Winning Advisor

UAAC declared Jen Wozab to be the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Experienced Advisor Award. This confirms what so many of our Transform students already know: Jen is an amazing and indispensable advisor!

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Jun 4, 2020

Heartbreak and Reckoning

I know you join us when we say: ENOUGH. It has always been horrendously, heartbreakingly enough.

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Apr 30, 2020

2020 Awardees

Throughout the year, our Transform team claimed various awards both on campus and on a national level. Read on to see just a few of the reasons why we are so proud of our team!

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Apr 20, 2020

Virtual Transform Convocation 2020

Class of 2020, your resilience and determination is inspiring to us all! While we won’t be able to physically gather to celebrate until December, join us in this virtual graduation celebration.

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Apr 20, 2020

2020 Graduating Spotlights

Congratulations, Class of 2020! We couldn’t be more proud of you and your accomplishments. For those still working on their academic career, here’s advice from some stellar recent graduates of the U.

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Apr 17, 2020

We miss you!

Transform students: we miss you dearly! We miss you. Here’s a message from our very own Dean Kathryn Bond Stockton. We are here for you. We will be seeing you soon.

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Feb 4, 2020

In Memoriam: Wilfred D. “Pepe” Samuels

It is with great sadness that we share the news of a dear friend and colleague’s passing. Wilfred D. “Pepe Samuels, a professor of English and Ethnic Studies, passed away at the age of 72.

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Oct 8, 2019

Angela L. Robinson

Get to know our inaugural Pasifika Post-Doctoral Fellow Angela L. Robinson! During her two-year appointment, she will work on developing her scholarship and participate in community dialogs, student mentorship and overall shaping for the growth of the PI Studies Initiative.

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Oct 8, 2019

Making Out

Dean Kathryn Bond Stockton has published a new book! ‘Making Out’ is a memoir reflecting on her non-binary childhood through a central theme: kissing. In this Q&A, we ask our dean about this subject and what she hopes her readers take away from her new work.

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Jul 10, 2019

Building Platforms & Surpassing Expectations

It’s been a momentous and historic year for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and we are just getting started.

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May 9, 2019

Convocation 2019

Congratulations, Class of 2019! Check out photos and footage from our latest convocation!

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May 7, 2019

Tethered to a Chosen Community

In his convocation address, Ethnic Studies Chair Edmund Fong recalled recent memories on “what kind of community [Transform graduates] could build tethered together”.

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May 7, 2019

Failing and Succeeding at the Impossible

Colton West, our Class of 2019 Student Speaker, shared his academic journey and how he became an Ethnic Studies graduate.

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May 7, 2019

Conversion is the goal

Dean Kathryn Bond Stockton welcomed our graduates to our 2019 Transform Convocation and challenged them to convert their thoughts to action.

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Apr 23, 2019

2019 Awardees

Throughout the year, our brilliant Transform family was recognized and received various University of Utah awards and special recognitions. We couldn’t be more proud!

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Mar 12, 2019

Ethnic Studies is 50!

For the 50th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies, we interviewed Dr. Edmund Fong, our Chair of Ethnic Studies, to learn more about the development, current culture, and outlook of Ethnic Studies on a local and national scale.

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Feb 25, 2019

New Reads from Transform

Teaching dynamic classes, performing interdisciplinary research, and publishing groundbreaking work?! Our faculty can do it all!

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Nov 9, 2018

Ribbon Cutting and Official Move

The School for Cultural and Social Transformation is the fruit of the hard work of faculty, staff and students.

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