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Welcome to the Department of Social Justice Education

The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

Latest news

  • May 16
    SJE Students to present at Stanford University Disability Studies Conference
  • April 26
    SJE Students Win 2019 Gordon Cressy Leadership Award
  • March 26
    AERA REAPA Outstanding Dissertation Award


  • May 29, 2019
    The Everyday Life of Disability Seminar


Future students

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Current students

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Dr. Roger Ferguson's keynote speach from the 2019 Social Justice Education Colloquium. 

Professor and Chair, SJE, Dr. Njoki Wane on the important role that generational storytelling plays in Black history.