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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.


UPCOMING EVENTS:


Critical Race Collective (CRC)

SECOND CRITICAL RACE SYMPOSIUM:
THE IMPACT OF SYSTEMIC RACISM AND COVID-19 IN HIGHER EDUCATION

When:
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
             Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where:
Virtual, Webinar, Zoom
(for schedule, click here;
for
registration information, click here)


RECENT EVENTS:


April 14, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm (EST)

Join via zoom: http://tiny.utk.edu/AAPIFaculty


Criminalizing the Mountain South:
Contemporary Issues (Part 3)

March 24, 2021

Guest Speakers Include:
-Felicia Arriaga (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Appalachian State University)
-Meghan Conley (Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Tennessee)
-Jack Norton (Researcher, Vera Institute of Justice)

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March 4, 2021, 6:00-7:00pm (EST)

Registration: tinyurl.com/2f5zq7z9  



 


Criminalizing the Mountain South:
The Historical Roots of the Carceral State

February 24, 2021

Lindsey Elizabeth Jones
(Historian, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Education,
Brown University)
Robert Hutton
(Senior Lecturer of History and American Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Jessica Wilkerson
(Associate Professor of History, West Virginia University) 

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Associate Director Stephanie Bohon on Police Killings

February 12, 2021

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Criminalizing the Mountain South:
Persistent Inequalities

February 10, 2021

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
(Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center)
Judah Schept
(Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Eastern Kentucky University)
Sylvia Ryerson
(Artist, Journalist, PhD Student Yale University)

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