Social Justice Research Group, Brunel
The Social Justice Research Group responds directly to the social challenges of modern societies, especially in a post-COVID-19 era of increasing inequalities. Its focus is on a broad social justice agenda which is alert to and critical of inequalities. The Group aims to build a dynamic, truly interdisciplinary grouping that contributes to scholarship and pedagogical innovation at Brunel University London.
Concepts of social justice are central to understanding challenges such as climate change, poor health and wellbeing and how to respond to them. There are also linkages to the research agenda around the implications of digitalisation, AI, big data and biosciences, as well as in health and social care, where a social justice lens would support new thinking on emerging technologies and practices.
Social justice is a useful starting point for addressing global challenges such as:
- climate change,
- conflict and
This Group build on existing expertise within disciplines such as law, sociology and anthropology, social work, allied health professions, education, arts and media, history and politics.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that entrenched social and economic inequalities are being played out in new ways. The pandemic lends a new urgency to tackling health-related and other inequalities linked to age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, faith affiliation and socio-economic status. A social justice framework provides a strong starting point for learning the lessons of the pandemic and making sense of the social and economic adjustments that are likely to follow.
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Brunel University, Uxbridge and London