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The Center for the Study of Social Justice

The Center for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ) facilitates interdisciplinary research in areas of inquiry that inform scholars and policy makers about what is fair, equitable, and beneficial for people. Toward that end, the Center offers a forum for faculty and graduate students to share their expertise, collaborate on research projects, and disseminate their work to a broader audience. CSSJ fosters research and teaching related to social justice beyond the boundaries of individual departments and colleges at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More than 65 UTK faculty members from 22 Departments in seven Colleges are affiliated with the Center as research fellows. CSSJ Fellows recognize the importance of bridging disciplinary boundaries in order to generate science-based solutions to everyday problems. The CSSJ is divided into 16 divisions dedicated to some of the most pressing social problems facing our world. The Center promotes path-breaking insights and new forms of collaboration that advance social justice research and theory.


STATEMENT FROM THE
DEAN OF ARTS & SCIENCES
JUNE 1, 2020

Dean Lee — Black Lives Matter


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


RECENT EVENTS:


Wednesday, April 29 2:30-3:30 pm

NAVIGATING RACISM AND BIAS:
Supporting UT and Local Asian Community in Unprecedented Times

  • Yujie Huang, Teaching & Learning Innovation, Faculty Consultant for Inclusive Teaching
  • Xi Jiang, President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Alizza Punzalan – Randle, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA
  • Kelly Rubin, Associate Dean of Students
  • Qi Sun, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Counseling
  • Doug Terry, Teaching Associate, English Language Institute

For more information and pre-registration (required) click here


Friday, April 24 • 12-1 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS
IN THE
SHADOW OF COVID-19:
Challenges and Limitations

Five students enrolled in the International Human
Rights Law seminar at the College of Law will present their findings on the following issues:

– Timmothy S. Winstead: Freedom of Information (including government control and reporting obligations)
– Joshua Clark: The Right to Privacy
– John M. Brown: The Right to Life v. State Interests
– Keevana C. Edwards: United States’ Systemic Health Disparities and Obligations under the
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
– Hassan A. Hassan: Xenophobia, Stigma & Discrimination

This program is open to the UTK community.
Interested participants must pre-register via
THIS ZOOM LINK!
For additional information, contact
Professor Robert Blitt
at rblitt@utk.edu.


Click here for poster!


March 9. 2020

BOOK LAUNCH PANEL DISCUSSION
Jon Shefner and Cory Blad:
WHY AUSTERITY PERSISTS

Book Launch Panel Discussion on
Jon Shefner & Cory Blad
Why Austerity Persists

I-House Great Room 
Monday March 9, 2020, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
(reception 5:00 to 6:00 pm)
Speakers:
Jon Shefner, Paul Gellert, Trish Redeker Hepner, Raja Swamy
Presider: Harry Dahms


POSTPONED EVENT:

APOCALYPSE, POPULISM, CRITIQUE:
An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, March 27, 2020, 10:00 a.m.- 5:30 pm
Great Room, International House

Click here!