Social Justice

This page features news and research related to social justice topics at Columbia University.

Charles Lea finds inspiration for his current research from his and family's experiences in the 1980s and 1990s in California.

This faculty-led group was appointed to assess current symbols and representations at Columbia and establish guidelines for future ones.

To commemorate World AIDS Day, a School of Social Work professor reflects on her HIV/AIDS research with vulnerable groups in Central Asia.

Columbia students and CUNY and Washington University researchers examined how over-policing has impacted NYC public housing communities.

This cohort includes 20 leaders from across the United States and South Africa in the fields of policy, narrative, political organizing, and law.

Kathy McKeown heads up two large grants—one to analyze cross-cultural norms and another to better understand grief in the Black community.

In “Making Space for Justice,” Professor Michele Moody-Adams shows how such movements bridge the gap between political thought and activism.

This year, seven formerly incarcerated students affiliated with Columbia's Center for Justice will graduate from the university.

School of Social Work’s Vincent Schiraldi recounts his experience working on Rikers Island and his hopes for a more humane jail and prison system.

Columbia News is proud to highlight a few of the many students graduating this year who are passionate about social justice.

Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods.

There's been much progress in HIV/AIDS treatment, but it's important to remember the fear as well as solidarity the was experienced in the 1980s.