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 Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) is highlighted in the university's monthly newspaper The Record on its tenth anniversary.
The forthcoming Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval by former co-director of CSSD working group Engendering the Archive is set to be published February 19, 2019.
Co-director of CSSD working group Unpayable Debt: Capital, Violence, and the New Global Economy pens essay on the history of population expulsion policies in Puerto Rico.
Join us in welcoming Ayah Eldosougi to the full-time staff of CSSD!
Co-director of CSSD working group Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women chairs Columbia’s newly created department.
The Valor y Cambio project is a response to the current economic crisis faced by the Caribbean island.
The two-day Reframing Transgender Violence workshop featured scholars, activists, attorneys, and graduate students working across issues of transgender violence and justice.