Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Sav Schlauderaff

About Sav Schlauderaff

Sav Schlauderaff (they/them) is a queer, trans, disabled PhD student in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Their research in critical disability studies centers chronic illnesses, (embodied/felt) memory, pain, trauma and self care/community care for the bodymindspirit. Sav combines their academic training in genetics, molecular biology, and gender studies with poetry, autobiography, current research in molecular biology and genetics, and theoretical work in their writing.

Outside of research, they currently work at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at the U of A as a Safe Zone facilitator, are a member of the Disability Studies Initiative at the U of A, and a co-founder of  “The Queer Futures Collective” (www.queerfutures.com) where they create accessible & educational workshops and performances (in person and online) that focus on listening, vulnerability, learning through art, and collective community care.

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Sav Schlauderaff
Ph.D. Student