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Being Good Company with Trans Students, Faculty, and Staff

Faculty/Staff Workshop led by Dr. Z Nicolazzo

Tuesday, October 25, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lunch is provided

Picking up on Baxter Magolda’s (2002) conceptualization of being good company, this interactive workshop will engage campus staff in identifying how to listen to, hear, bear witness, and truly be with trans students, faculty, and staff. More than creating accommodations, this workshop will focus on encouraging trans thriving and livability, centering on the gender-expansive worlds trans people want, need, and desire.

Headshot of Dr. Z Nicolazzo

Dr. Z Nicolazzo (she/her) is an associate professor of Trans* Studies in Education in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. Her first book is titled Trans* In College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion (Stylus), with her forthcoming text, Digital Me: Trans Students Exploring Future Possible Selves Online set to come out from Rutgers University Press in December 2022. Her work focuses on discourses of gender in education, transmisogyny as a mode of institutional capture, and grief and loss.

To request disability-related accommodations for these events, please email Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow for sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in collaboration with the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center and the Women’s Resources Center. Part of the Campus Culture & Belonging Series. For additional events, visit