Chair in Transgender Studies

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TRANS HIRSTORY IN 99 OBJECTS is a ground breaking art exhibition that brings together art & archival material from UVic's world-renowned Transgender Archives to narrate an expansive and critical history of transgender communities. 

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The Elders Panel

The Moving Trans History Forward Conference is proud to announce “The Elders Panel.”  This Sunday morning event features a panel of trans elders providing live first-hand oral testimony about their experiences as elders of trans activism.  

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Andrea Jenkins

Moving Trans History Forward 2018 conference Friday evening keynote - "The 'T' is Not Silent"

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Kent Monkman

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

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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 added an event.

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GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM What: Come hear UVic graduate students talk about their trans-related research and discuss their processes, challenges, and preliminary results. When: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Monday, Jan. 24th, 2018 Where: Cornett A317 - UVic Our next session is with Nicola Temmel who has a BA in Criminology from Carleton University and is currently a University of Victoria Sociology MA Candidate under Aaron Devor’s supervision. Nicola’s MA thesis focuses on how transition house women’s counsellors respond to trans women accessing residential support. Nicola will be presenting on her thesis topic, "Trans-Forming Women’s Shelters: Making Transition Houses Safe and Accessible to Trans Women."

Grad Student Colloquium - Nicola Temmel
GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM What: Come hear UVic graduate students talk about their trans-related research and discuss their processes, challenges, and preliminary results. When: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Monday, Jan. 24th, 2018 Where: Cornett A317 - UVic Our next session is with Nicola Temmel who has a BA in...
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