For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Center’s work is organized around the following research clusters.
Human Trafficking. This project explores contemporary forms of human bondage and engages in public programing around this issue.
A Comparative History of Slavery. This is a collaborative project between CSSJ and Harvard University, focused on creating a network of scholars from a variety of national and internatinoal institutions focused on the history of slavery.
Investigating the American Criminal Justice System. This project focuses on prisons and relations between the police and communities of color.
Freedom Archive. This project creates an inventory of materials in Brown University Library's Special Collections related to slavery and abolition to help scholars more easily access these items.
Race, Medicine, and Social Justice: This cluster explores the history and persistence of structural racism in biomedicine as it intersects with economic and social conditions. We focus on reimagining the knowledge we produce about race and health from a social justice perspective.