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.
Professor Marianne Hirsch discusses “Women Carrying Memories: Stateless Figures” in Istanbul.
Co-director of CSSD working group Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women is one of four Columbia faculty credited for the creation Columbia’s first African American and African Diaspora Studies department.
Book featuring contributions from several members of CSSD working groups published by Open Book Publishers
The co-director of the CSSD working group Unpayable Debt has launched a project to acknowledge unrecognized and unpaid services in Puerto Rico communities.
Professor Claudio Lomnitz chats with Fredrick Harris, Dean of Social Sciences at Columbia University, on his podcast.
Samira Shackle writes article discussing the blackmail of Pakistani women on Facebook.