The innovative interdisciplinary MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies responds to the increasing need for individuals trained in the expanding field of Social Justice and Equity scholarship. Social Justice Studies is a growing field of study in Canadian universities and it is interdisciplinary, diverse and pluralistic in its theoretical traditions, substantive problematics, methods and approaches.
The Social Justice and Equity Studies program offers highly individualized academic mentoring and advanced coursework to prepare students to conduct research on issues of social justice and equity.
Social Justice and Equity Studies is interdisciplinary, diverse and pluralistic in its theoretical traditions, substantive problematics, methods and approaches. Our program seeks to enact an emancipatory politics of knowledge in favouring voices and perspectives that have been historically marginalized and who are actively resisting domination.
Our field of study is linked to ethicopolitical movements for progressive social change, and also reflects recognition of the links between power and knowledge in the university. These legacies and commitments inform our teaching and research, as well as the criteria for affiliation and admission to the program.
We number over 50 faculty members from 16 academic departments at Brock University and 10 to 12 new students a year.
Prospective students should apply to the program by February 1st (late applications will be considered until the program is full).
Niagara Social Justice Forum
The 10th Niagara Social Justice Forum was a success welcoming over 250 individuals to the Marilyn I Walker Fine and Performing Arts Centre for the February 3rd event.
The next one will be hosted in 2020. Stay tuned for upcoming details about that event.