Professor Swarr’s work is concerned with queer, trans, and intersex studies, medical inequalities, and feminist politics in South Africa and the U.S. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 2005, she was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Barnard College of Columbia University. Swarr is the author of Sex in Transition: Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa (2012), analyzing how the boundaries of sex and gender were policed under South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation and during the transition to democracy. This book was awarded the Sylvia Rivera Prize in Transgender Studies from CLAGS at CUNY, Honorable Mention for the Ruth Benedict Prize from the Association for Queer Anthropology, and Honorable Mention for the 2014 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Sexuality. She is also the co-editor of Critical Feminist Transnational Praxis (with Richa Nagar, 2010), an anthology engaged with North/South feminist collaborations and power through the lens of praxis—the juncture of theory and practice.