Inequality & Social Difference


New in 2020, this cluster brings together scholars working across fields (in the humanities and social sciences as well as in law and education, for example) to: examine multiple forms of inequality; take up questions of social difference, embodiment, and identity in ways that attend to structures and flows of power; and to explore (and contest) oppression’s logics, norms, institutions, and practices across time, place, culture, and circumstance. This cluster also includes activities that explore oppositional logics, diverse theories and practices of resistance (cultural, political, creative, pedagogical, collective, embodied, performative), and strategies for contesting inequality and injustice, currently and historically.


Inequality Social Difference


ISD1 Feminists Without Borders
Active since: 2020
  • University of Rochester
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
ISD2 Critical LGBTQ+/ Sexuality Studies
Active since: 2019
  • Syracuse University
  • Colgate University
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Union College
ISD3 Re-envisioning Graduate Communications from a Raciolinguistic Lens
Open Active since: 2020
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University