encouraging fresh perspective

The Social Justice Institute team members represent a wide variety of disciplines and research interests and are always looking to expand their knowledge and extend the university's reach.

To that end, the institute has established a grant-mining fund for seeding faculty and student research that advances social justice work from humanistic inquiry to action research. These grants will support proposals seeking to develop interdepartmental, multi-school, or campus-community collaborative initiatives.

The Social Justice Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate research fellows!


Faculty Research Grants (click here for more information):

Kelly McMann Kelly McMann, Associate Professor of Political Science
 Proposal: The Quest for Rights & Justice in Authoritarian Enclaves



Timothy Black Timothy Black, Associate Professor of Sociology
 Proposal: Masculinities, Fatherhood, and Marginalized Urban Communities





Faculty Course Redesign Grant (click here for more information):

Daniel Lacks Daniel Lacks, C. Benson Branch Professor of Chemical Engineering
 Proposal: An Interdisciplinary Engineering-focused Social Justice Capstone








Graduate Social Justice Fellowships (click here for more information):

Allison Schlosser Allison Schlosser, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology
 Proposal: Belonging and Experience: An Ethnographic Study of Addiction Treatment in the Post-Welfare United States






Yan Zhang Yan Zhang, 1st year Graduate Student, Department of Medical Anthropology
 Proposal: Family Care Arrangement and Elder Mistreatment for Dementia Patients in China





Undergraduate Fellowship Grant (click here for more information):

Suneil Kamath
Suneil Kamath, Sophomore, Business Management
 Proposal: "Hip-Hop Education and Learning (HEAL)"





To learn more about social justice initiatives at Case Western Reserve and how you can be involved, contact the Social Justice Institute at 216.368.2515 or socialjustice@case.edu.