(In)equality Matters at the Graduate Center reflects and extends our long standing interdisciplinary commitments to scholarship on justice. Within and beyond the walls of the Graduate Center, faculty, students and community members theorize and study questions of social justice, locally and globally, in order to:
- generate a research program on the structural foundations of economic, gender and racial inequality;
- document the particulars of inequality in political economy, labor, housing, health care, education, human (in)security and criminalization;
- chronicle different experiences of inequality through comparative, historical and ethnographic research;
- develop oral histories, photographic and statistical archives of how people make sense and make lives in the midst of growing inequality gaps;
- catalogue how social movements organize for social justice;
- generate policy proposals toward more just distribution of resources, opportunities and outcomes;
- educate the next generation of scholars who will research the structural foundations of inequality and the emergent contours of more egalitarian social arrangements.