The Politics & Government Department and the Undergraduate Student Senate are proud to announce this year's presenters for the annual In Your Face Lecture

Join us for Transgender Issues, Sports and Justice at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Marsh 216. This lecture is part of a two-part consortium titled Politics and Sports

Politics & Sports Event posterDr. Satoko Itani is a cutting-edge Japanese scholar whose work explores LGBTQ issues in the world of sports and beyond. Based at Kansai University in Japan, Itani is a visiting professor at Pacific University during the spring 2024 semester.

Dr. Travers is a leading global scholar on the topic of trans inclusion in sports. They are a professor of sociology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Their recent book, The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution (New York University Press), situates trans kids in Canada and the U.S., white settler nations marked by social inequality. Travers has published extensively on the relationship between sport and social justice, with an emphasis on the inclusion and exclusion of women, queer and trans people of all ages.