About Sav Schlauderaff
Sav is a first year PhD student in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Their research interests are within the intersections of feminist science studies, disability studies, genetics, queer theory, future studies, biotechnology and trans studies. They graduated from San Diego State University in 2018 with their M.A. in Women's Studies, where they completed their thesis "Rejecting the Desire for 'Health': Centering Crip Bodyminds in Genetic Testing"--bridging their undergraduate degrees in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) from the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities. Future research plans include expanding into pain and memory studies through examining memory and future making in our stem cells; and combining their academic backgrounds in feminist studies, genetics, and cellular biology with poetry, spiritual activism, and transformative pedagogies.