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Social Justice Research Initiative


To meet its objective to educate future social justice leaders, the SJRI promotes engaged and critical thinking that connects classroom knowledge with hands-on experience through interdisciplinary academic programs and other opportunities for growth.

Experiential learning classes in sociology have been developed to support this objective.  A summer workshop is also held annually to inform and educate new students about social justice.




“There must exist a paradigm, a practical model for social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures.”

-bell hooks

Principal Investigator

Deborah Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology

227 Brittain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054