Chair in Transgender Studies

Call for Proposals!

The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN for the Moving Trans History Forward 2018 conference!  Apply today!  

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Kent Monkman

Moving Trans History Forward 2018 conference keynote - "Trans as the New Frontier"

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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, trans, gender non-binary, and two-spirit activists, and thought leaders to work together to enhance the lives of trans, gender non-binary, and two-spirit 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

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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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Moving Trans History Forward

Join community activists, academic, artists, and allies from around the globe for the 3rd MTHF conference -- the largest of its kind in Canada!


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Public events

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The Chair in Transgender Studies holds a variety of public events, including guest speakers, social and arts events, and honorary degrees!


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A donation 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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There are still many parts of the world where people are forced to undergo surgeries and mental diagnoses that they don't want, just so that they can change their gender markers on their ID

Eastern Europe's transgender community...
In order to legally change their gender in Eastern Europe, many trans people are subjected to mandatory sterilization and a mental illness diagnosis.

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Moving Trans History Forward 2018

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Speakers

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Moving Trans History Forward 2016

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Moving Trans History Forward 2014

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Chair in Transgender Studies

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Lynn Conway - Hon. Doctor of Engineering

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