About the Centre for Identities and Social Justice

Drawing together academic staff, postgraduate research students and non-academic partners working in the area of social justice and education.

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The Centre of the Identities and Social Justice was established in 2011 by Professor Rosalyn George. Our current director is Professor Anna Traianou.

Our research addresses social justice and the politics of education:

  • Intersecting inequalities, identities, and oppression
  • Social justice pedagogies, teachers’ work and identities
  • Education policy, governance, regulations and ethics

Currently, it covers such topics as:

  • Neoliberalism and educational governance
  • Black Women's academic experience
  • Girls and Physical education
  • Teachers and racism
  • Institutional prejudice  particularly on the basis of homophobia, biphobia, or transphobia
  • Structural adjustment programmes and education policy.
  • Institutional responses to ‘decolonising’ in higher Education in England

Building on the breadth of research at Goldsmiths around intersecting inequalities, the Centre aims to foster synergies among those who work in the fields of education, sociology, media and politics – scholars, practitioners, students, and activists within the College and beyond.