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About the School of Social Transformation

One of many transdisciplinary schools unique to Arizona State University, the School of Social Transformation brings together diverse scholars, students and communities in African and African American studies, American studies, Asian Pacific American studies, Indigenous Education, Justice and Social Inquiry, Social and Cultural Pedagogy and Women and Gender studies. 

Founded in 2009, the School of Social Transformation focuses on transformational knowledge, including creative research approaches to themes and questions embedded in broader historical, social and cultural contexts.

Our faculty, staff and students examine the processes of change and develop collaborative forms of teaching and knowledge creation in order to make discoveries, create social innovations and engage with others in changing the world.

We prepare our students to be informed members of society who are interdisciplinary, team-oriented, real­world problem solvers that can thrive in any environment, career or pursuit.

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The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, the first of its kind in the U.S., unites students and faculty across academic boundaries to strategically create social change that is democratic, inclusive and just.

We offer the opportunity to study diversity and justice while learning about the historical, cultural, and social forces that shape our society. Our diverse faculty and researches break from the traditional academic mold. We aim to find innovative ways to engage with students and the community to positively transform the world. 

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Pell Grant elegible


first-generation students

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