Chair in Transgender Studies

Transgender Archives

Since 2007, the UVic Archives have been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with transgender activism.

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Chair in Transgender Studies

We aim to act as a catalyst to motivate and support academic and community-based scholars, advanced students, transgender community activists, and thought leaders to work together to enhance the lives of transgender people.

Our work is fostering research and scholarship in Transgender Studies

  • Encouraging both existing and new scholars to pursue careers in Transgender Studies and building local, national and international linkages with others working in Transgender Studies
  • Hosting visiting academic and community scholars
  • Proactive community outreach and knowledge mobilization
  • Teaching and mentoring related to the area of Transgender Studies
  • Assisting faculty to integrate Transgender Studies content into their courses
  • Academic Director of the Transgender Archives
  • Fundraising in support of the Chair in Transgender Studies and the Transgender Archives

Visiting scholars

William Hebert

Academic and community-based scholar visit with us throughout the year. Many of them have come to make use of the Transgender Archives.

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Scholarships & Fellowships

We are proud to offer Chair in Transgender Studies Scholarships and Fellowships!


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Research and
creative projects

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The scholars associated with the Chair in Transgender Studies work on a wide range of projects across and within disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and health.

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Video message: Lieut. Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, US Army (Ret.)

A donation of $1 million USD by the Tawani Foundation, founded and led by Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, US Army (Retired), supports the inaugural chair in UVic’s Faculty of Social Sciences for five years.

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Chair in Transgender Studies & The Transgender Archives at UVic

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Trans military personnel serve bravely and loyally in 18 counties around the world. Trump's rejection of trans troops in the US has no basis in objective evidence. This is bald faced and counterproductive reactionary bigotry. This ban will be overturned in the courts. Hatred will not win in the long run. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/26/trump-announces-ban-on-transgender-people-in-u-s-military/?utm_term=.ee6fa182f22d

Trump announces ban on transgender peo...
Trump reverses the Obama administration decision to allow transgender troops to serve.
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Moving Trans History Forward 2016

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