Dr. Xhercis Méndez
Dr. Xhercis (Sir-Sis) Méndez, is the Vice-Chair and an Associate professor in Women and Gender Studies and Queer Studies and an affiliated faculty of African American Studies at Cal State University Fullerton. She is a popular educator, organizer, decolonial feminist philosopher, and founder of The Campus Transformative Justice Project (www.campustj.com). The Campus TJ project started in 2017 in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar case at Michigan State University and is committed to abolitionist and intersectional approaches to addressing sexual assault and gender-based violence in universities and institutions of higher learning. Xhercis also serves as a consultant, facilitator, and strategist to organizations seeking to address systemic harm, racism, and antiblackness. She is the Boricua (Puerto Rican) child of factory workers and a bruja by ancestry, who lives to inspire the next generation of “troublemakers” and believers that a better world is possible.