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Social Justice Research Center

314 UW Beta House

1731 Fraternity Row

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3422

Email: sjrc@uwyo.edu

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Social justice grows out of the history of the Civil Rights Movement and draws on decades of work in Anti-Racist, Black and Ethnic Studies, and Women's Studies[1]. Social justice utilizes a vocabulary and framework that considers the dominant or targeted social group identities of participants within an analysis of social hierarchies. Many social justice scholars bring a level of analysis including (but not limited to) a) attention to understanding the social forces and institutions that support inequity in social systems as well as the interpersonal behaviors, individual attitudes, or beliefs that reflect and also help to perpetuate unequal social relationships; b) acknowledgement of the inter-relatedness of phenomena and thereby employ multiple lenses including historical, political, cultural, economic, legal, etc.; and c) value and affirmation of multiple perspectives and points of view including the use of counter-narratives. Social justice research attends to problems of oppression and generates strategies for working toward their resolution. Social justice research also requires scholars to attend to modes of inquiry as well as their implementation.

[1] (see also Adams, Bell, & Griffin, 1997) 

The Social Justice Research Center’s mission is to support research with a social justice focus.  Scholarly/professional support funding is available to scholars who are pursuing professional experiences relevant to pursuing research with a social justice aim. These experiences can come in the form of research support (such as books or data analysis software), data-collection support (such as funding for field work to collect data), etc.

All SJRC members are welcome to apply for funding (join the SJRC here). Undergraduate or Graduate Students must include a letter of support from their advisor. While additional funding is not required, it enhances the application.  Note that submitting this application is not a guarantee of support.

2019 Timeline of application process:
Friday, February 8, 2019 by 5pm: Due date for Spring 2019 applications
February 2019: Review of applications
Friday, March 1, 2019: Announcement of 2019 Scholars
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4pm: Scholars Meeting (location to be determined)

2019 Application Documents:

To see past SJRC Grant Awardees work, please visit the Mountain Scholar repository.


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314 UW Beta House

1731 Fraternity Row

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3422

Email: sjrc@uwyo.edu

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