Whether you’re working on your book, a journal article, dissertation, or a creative project, this group will provide community and accountability for trans scholars in the UW system. All trans scholars are welcome to join, no matter their disciplinary background.
We are excited to invite new and returning participants to our writing group for trans scholars at UW! Come join our tri-campus online writing group for trans faculty, staff, and graduate students who work across the University of Washington system as part of the Imagining Trans Futures crossdisciplinary research group, funded by the Simpson Center. Whether you’re working on your book, a journal article, dissertation, or a creative project, this group will provide community and accountability for trans scholars in the UW system. All trans scholars are welcome to join, no matter their disciplinary background.
We’ll gather for two-hour monthly sessions during the 2021-2022 academic year (beginning in November 2020, in conjunction with our visiting guest) where we’ll set research goals, write together, and support one another. Monthly meetings will occur on the first Fridays of the month from 2:30-4:30pm PT. For now, meetings will be online, with a possible in-person meeting later in the academic year at the Othello Commons. We also anticipate having an asynchronous option for participation, which will be organized by a graduate student. If you cannot make the monthly meetings, but would like to be connected asynchronously to this community, please sign up and let us know in the Google Form that you’re interested in that option.
Connected to the speaker series, the group will also meet with our visiting speakers to discuss their experiences in academic and creative publishing as well as navigating academia as trans scholars. We are also organizing an opportunity to participate in a public scholarship workshop which will allow participants to connect and build with trans scholars and artists outside UW. Through our Simpson Center funding, we can provide copies of the books from upcoming speakers in the Imagining Trans Futures speaker series for interested group members. Each meeting will have a dedicated portion of time for working and writing together, so you can make consistent progress on your project. We also have funding available to support a writing retreat at Friday Harbor Labs in Spring 2022 for group members. If you are interested in signing up for the group, please fill out the Google Form by Friday, October 29, 2021.
We invite faculty, graduate students and staff across the UW System as well as interested community members to a Meet & Greet to learn more about our programming this academic year and to connect with others who have similar interests.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Neil Simpkins (email@example.com) or Ching-In Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org).