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.
“Democracy and the Welfare State: The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity,” a book presentation at the Columbia Global Centers-Paris.
2018 marks the 5th Anniversary of Columbia Women Creating Change!
To celebrate this momentous year a reception and panel discussion will take place featuring women leaders in media.
CSSD invites you to an All-Day Symposium to celebrate 10 Years of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and 5 Years of Women Creating Change!
Director of CSSD working group Queer Theory is awarded an honorary doctorate from Lund University.
Professor Hirsch to take part in El Futuro del Pasado symposium.
Digital Resource to Study Debt and the Caribbean just published by Unpayable Debt working group
Christia Mercer Awarded Fellowship at Harvard University
Ph.D. students from several CSSD working groups have completed their programs this year.
CSSD launches six new projects for the 2018-19 academic year. The projects will address gender, race, sexuality, and other forms of inequality to foster ethical and progressive social change.