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 Walther Collection and CSSD present a two-day symposium on vernacular photography.
Davia Temin, through her company, Temin and Company supports the #MeToo Movement through the creation of a database of documented perpetrators.
Read the full introduction to a panel that featured artists Ricardo Dominguez, Sama Alshaibi, Miya Masaoka, and Saidiya Hartman at CSSD’s What We CAN Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done conference.
The Women Creating Change program at the Center for the Study of Social Difference celebrated five momentous years on Thursday, September 27th at the Penn Club, NYC.
Mae Ngai co-authored a piece in The Washington Post on how a proposed policy by the Trump administration might affect impoverished immigration populations.