School for Cultural and Social Transformation

Recognizing our exceptional faculty

Read about the achievements of exceptional faculty members in teaching, research, mentorship and service.


A group of Pacific Islanders Studies students post in front of a statue draped in leis.

U to expand Pacific Islands Studies with momentous $1M Mellon Grant

The award will support growth and outreach in the U’s Pacific Islands Studies program.


sign outside the Transform office reads "ethnic studies, gender studies, disability studies," and a person walks down the hallway in front of the sign.

U awarded prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

Funding will create an intersectional studies collective at the U.


University leaders celebrate 1U4U teams’ work

Building cross-campus teams and boosting cross-disciplinary teamwork was the impetus for the initiative.


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Elevating youth voices

How a U faculty member is leading in community-engaged scholarship.


Student voices leading to structural change

Learn how an open dialogue helped create the U’s School for Cultural and Social Transformation.


Pacific Islands Studies Symposium

This two-part virtual experience brings into dialogue scholars and community members from the Pasifika diaspora from as far north as Minnesota and all the way south to Australia.


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Transformative perspectives

Learn about two academics’ experiences in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation.


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Mapping gender-based violence

U researchers hope to raise awareness of gender-based violence in Utah and beyond.


Humans of the U: Adriana Parker

“My primary responsibility as a librarian at the U is to teach information literacy and for me, that means ensuring every student has equitable access to all of the resources, services and knowledge they need to accomplish their goals.”