Our Master of Arts (MA) program emphasizes social justice frameworks born out of anti-colonial, decolonial, anti-racist, transnational, and community-based knowledge processes and practices in the context of graduate studies. An integral aspect of the program will focus on the multiple and dialectical definitions of social justice as a field of conceptual, activated, and collective actions. It represents a creative and robust platform to offer dynamic courses, develop innovative pedagogical approaches, and forge a research agenda located within the interdisciplinary space carved out by the overlap between human rights and social justice as two fields of academic inquiry and political advocacy work.

Research Highlights

  • Critical human rights and citizenship
  • Public and global health
  • Social movement and political cultures of solidarity
  • Indigenous epistemologies and self-determination
  • Socio-environmental justice
  • Queer and trans rights and social justice
  • Anti-terrorist/anti-security/anti-policing

Program Information

Length: 2 years

Entry Terms: Fall

Fall Application Deadline: February 1

Contact: Graduate Advisor, Paul Mkandawire

Pathway Options: Thesis, Research Essay, Coursework

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