Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project (SOGA) seeks to improve the lives and experiences of queer and gender-diverse graduate students at UC Berkeley. SOGA works closely with other GA projects to initiate outreach targeting graduate queer and gender-diverse students at UC Berkeley. Additionally, this coordinator serves as an advocate for queer and gender-diverse graduate students, addressing specific needs and concerns of the community to ensure their success in higher education and beyond.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact the SOGA Project Director at

Queer Approaches to Transnational Carcerality Panel:

This panel, “Queer Approaches to Transnational Carcerality,” brought together Professor SA Smythe (UCLA), Professor Dylan Rodriguez (UC Riverside), and Callen Lowell (3L at Columbia Law) to discuss the history and intersections of sexuality and gender in the creation and maintenance of the internaitonal carceral apparatus. Grace Lavery served as discussant with Jon Jon More introducing. Event put on by SOGA, the Berkeley English Department, and the Center for Race and Gender. (NOTE: the recording starts about thirty minutes into the panel.)