Internship Program 2020-2021

Transform is excited to announce our 2020-2021 academic year internship program. We partner with community and campus organizations to provide students with the following opportunities:

  • Put your gender studies and ethnic studies training into practice
  • Learn about organizations that value Transform students and knowledge
  • Help you determine what are can do with your degree
  • Earn academic credit
  • Gain experience that will aid you in the job market and in applications for graduate school
  • Learn from other student interns about their experiences

And so much more!!

U Giving Day

Transform will be participating in U Giving Day (Feb. 25 – 26)! We will be raising funds for our new Transform Dolores Huerta Scholarship for Social Justice Community Engagement!

The Transform Dolores Huerta Scholarship for Social Justice Community Engagement provides a platform for students to gain experience and access to mentors for a new way of thinking about and applying the information gained in the classroom. This scholarship also supports students as they participate in community-engaged social justice work via an internship within the School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform) or a project of their own design.

Your contribution will help us establish a scholarship that will facilitate our own student-leaders’ efforts to put ideas from the classroom into forceful motion to change the world.

To further entice you, Dean Kathryn Stockton will be matching donations, dollar-per-dollar, up to $2,000!

Learn about the campaign or donate today!


Dolores Huerta is known for her involvement and leadership with the United Farm Workers (UFW) during the 1960s and 1970s. While the UFW was a major part of Huerta’s life work, she has also founded or led other community service organizations that address matters of racial segregation; police brutality; working conditions and socioeconomic conditions of farm-working families; and women’s representation in government, among other issues.

Because of her outstanding activist work, Huerta was featured as the University of Utah’s 2008 Women’s Week keynote speaker. At that time, Dolores Huerta donated her honorarium to the department of Gender Studies for the creation of a scholarship. Transform is now excited to expand the Scholarship to reach all students majoring in Ethnic Studies and/or Gender Studies.

This scholarship will facilitate our own student-leaders’ efforts to put ideas from the classroom into forceful motion to change the world.

About the scholarship

Disability Studies Reading Group

Disability Studies Reading Group
February 28 @ 12 – 1:30 pm
GC 4490

We welcome anyone curious about disability studies, interested in exploring how it relates to their fields, or discussing how disability is shaped by race, class, gender, and sexuality. No knowledge of the field is required!

Brown bag: feel welcome to bring your lunch!

Excerpt from Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

Join us to explore the politics of care through the critical lens of disability justice, community accountability and strategies for mutual support, and what it means to “crip the apocalypse.”

For Reading: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hmxYoZrCI9o_8NenZzs-qQ4f2N6-IMxz?usp=sharing

SLCC Swoop into the U!

Learn more about transferability, academic advising, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, housing, and life on campus. Plus, meet with a representative from nearly every college.

Come learn more about the School for Cultural & Social Transformation and the Pacific Islands Studies Initiative!

Wednesday, Feb. 12

3:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
SLCC Academic & Administration Building

Tuesday, March 10

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
SLCC Student Center

Disability, Ableism, and Access Workshop

Disability, ableism, and access workshop on January 23rd in Gardner Commons 2560 at 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

More than 70 million Americans and 1 in every four university students self-identify with a physical, mental, or emotional disability. Yet, how disability is understood and addressed in daily life, and particularly in professional and social settings, remains murky. 

This workshop will focus on Improv-ing understandings of disability, ableism, and access. Discussing the conventional ways disability is perceived and managed in academia, the workshop will offer alternatives to such approaches, particularly in relation to teaching practices. 

This workshop is free and open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrative staff.

Pizza and refreshments provided

Featuring

Dr. Lezlie Frye, Gender Studies & Disability Studies

Dr. Angela Smith, English & Gender Studies; Director of Disability Studies

Spring Walk-in Advising

The Transform office will be closed from Friday, December 20 – Wednesday, January 1, re-opening on Thursday, January 2.

The Transform advisor will see students during walk-in advising (see times below) through the start of the Spring semester. Appointments will be short to specifically address spring semester questions/issues. 

If you are seeking appointments for declaring a major/minor, planning for graduation, or withdrawing from classes, you will need to make a longer 45-minute appointment. Appointments starting the week of January 13 will be posted on January 8. If you need to schedule an appointment sooner, contact our Transform advisor.


Thursday, Jan. 2
10:00 a.m. – Noon
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 3
10:00 a.m. – Noon
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 6
9:00 a.m. – Noon
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
9:00 a.m. – Noon
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 9
10:00 a.m. – Noon

SLCC Transfer Advising Dates

Transferring from SLCC? Meet with our Transform Advisor at SLCC on:

Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

More dates will be announced soon!


Won’t be able to make our SLCC transfer advising dates? Schedule an appointment with our advisor instead!

Jen Wozab

Student Support Coordinator & Academic Advisor

jen.wozab@utah.edu801-581-5140Gardner Commons, room 4203 (View map)

Disability Studies Reading Group

We welcome anyone curious about disability studies, interested in exploring how it relates to their fields, or eager to discuss how disability is shaped by race, class, gender, and sexuality. No knowledge of the field is required!

Brown bag: feel welcome to bring your lunch!

Excerpt (Preface & Chapter 2) from Jasbir K. Puar’s

The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability

Friday, Sept. 13 | Gardner Commons 4490 (4th Floor) | 12 – 1:30 PM

reorient our understanding of disability through Puar’s groundbreaking theorization of debility, tuning our focus to racialized capital and the liberal state

Nirmala Erevelles’

Crippin’ Jim Crow: Disability, Dis-location, & the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Friday, Nov. 1 | Gardner Commons 4490 (4th Floor) | 12 – 1:30 PM

explore contemporary practices of removal and segregation, including the prison-to-school pipeline, from a critical disability studies perspective