THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL DIFFERENCE
The Center for the Study of Social Difference is an interdisciplinary research center supporting collaborative projects that address gender, race, sexuality, and other forms of inequality to foster ethical and progressive social change.
The Center’s work has two overarching research themes
Women Creating Change engages distinguished feminist scholars from diverse fields throughout Columbia University who focus on contemporary global problems affecting women and on the roles women play in addressing these problems.
Imagining Justice brings together scholars, activists, and artists on projects that envision new ways of fighting inequality and promoting gender, racial, economic, and environmental justice in global and domestic contexts.
The pop-up exhibition “Arts of Intervention” brings together an international group of artists connected to the working group on “Women Mobilizing Memory” of Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Social Difference in the context of the Third Annual Memory Studies Association Conference in Madrid, June, 2019.
Our colleague Ayse Gül Altinay, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, was sentenced to 25 months in prison earlier this week.
The Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) is highlighted in the university's monthly newspaper The Record on its tenth anniversary.
Co-director of the CSSD working group Unpayable Debt has won an award from the Latin American Studies Association.
Co-director of working group Women’s Heart Disease Awareness addresses the lack of awareness surrounding women’s risk of heart disease in an interview with Steve Adubato.