Center for the Study of Social Difference

CSSD logo

The Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) is an interdisciplinary research center supporting collaborative projects that address gender, race, sexuality, and other forms of inequality to foster ethical and progressive social change.

CSSD’s work has two overarching research themes:

  • Women Creating Change: Women Creating Change engages distinguished feminist scholars from diverse fields throughout Columbia University who focus on both the contemporary global problems affecting women, and on the roles women play in addressing these problems.

  • Imagining Justice: Imagining Justice brings together scholars, activists, and artists on projects that envision new ways of fighting inequality and promoting gender, racial, economic, and environmental justice in global and domestic contexts.