About TSI

The Transformative Studies Institute (TSI), founded in 2007, is a fully-volunteer educational think tank managed and operated by a global team of scholar-activists, grassroots activists, and the concerned public. As a nonpartisan organization, none of the ideas presented by individuals across our programs and publications necessarily represent our institutional viewpoint, including the ideas and opinions of the founding executive director at his request. This is because we are a safe open space for informed dialogue to propose solutions promoting social justice without retaliations and reprisals.

Our goal is to establish a tuition-free  graduate school granting accredited Ph.D. and MA degrees to foster interdisciplinary research that will bridge theory with praxis and encourage community involvement to alleviate social problems and promote social justice. TSI publishes independent peer-reviewed journals including Theory in Action, operates a speakers’ bureau, Fellowship program, Students Helping Students and other community outreach programs.

Board of Directors

Program Directors

Mission & Principles