Sid Jordan (he/they) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Social Welfare and a graduate student researcher with the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. His research responds to the epistemic and political assault on transgender lives and ideas, and examines collective organizing and survival strategies related to health care, healing, and safety among transgender people and social movements. His work also examines the changing politics and administration of public safety programs, with a focus on reducing structural exclusions and mitigating the harms of state intervention on LGBTQ survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Much of Sid’s research utilizes participatory processes and takes shape in partnerships with organizations working to advance gender, racial, economic, and health justice in policy and practice. Sid’s dissertation, Compelling Care, builds on his work with a participatory action research initiative with transgender activists in Los Angeles and theorizes the institutional and community change-making practices of transgender health care. This work has been supported by the University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship for Research Diversity.
Sid’s scholarship and teaching are informed by his academic training in law and politics, a decade of experience working with community organizations, and his longtime participation in social movements. Sid has worked on several interdisciplinary teams with scholars and community organizers through the UCLA Center for the Study of Women; the UCLA Labor Center; the Hub for Health Intervention, Policy, and Practice; and the University of California Sentencing Project. His writing has appeared in Violence Against Women, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, AIDS Education and Behavior, Youth Justice, and in institutional and community publications.
Prior to graduate school, Sid developed and delivered social justice-related curricula and training for community-based organizations. He is a first-generation university student with a degree in law from the University of Victoria (Canada).