Social Justice and Equity Studies

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 Annual Niagara Social Justice Forum is a day-long program of activities such as concurrent workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables in a fair-like atmosphere.

The forum will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

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