Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) offers an undergraduate Major and Minor program that incorporates research and theories from the social sciences, humanities, science, education and law, to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of global and local social justice issues. Areas of study include: critical race theory, ethnic studies, indigenous studies, media studies, feminist politics and methodologies, health, history and autobiography, international development, literature/film and cultural studies, migration and racialization, gender, sexuality, social justice, social policy and community action.

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GRSJ alumna Sara Malkin credits the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Program (GRSJ) with giving her a critical foundation for her work as an Associate Lawyer.  She is still in contact with a number of graduates from the Institute, and the graduates have gone on to fascinating, challenging careers for which GRSJ helped to prepare them.

Read Sara Malkin’s story
 “When I look at any issue with clients and colleagues, I now have the unique ability to look at the very base of an issue: questioning and framing, that deconstruction piece, was probably the biggest. GRSJ gave me a very unique insight.” - Sara Malkin