UIC Social Justice Initiative


The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is engaged in a major initiative which will, in the coming year, launch several exciting new projects linking scholars and activists in Chicago and beyond. The UIC Social Justice Initiative includes a new Student Summer Institute on Social Justice, Democracy and Human Rights; active community engagement projects; and collaborations that connect the UIC community to work that is creating positive change and providing needed services from Haiti to Mexico to India. The Social Justice Initiative reflects UIC’s mission…(more)

Souls Journal


Souls is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal founded in 1999 and published by Taylor & Francis. It is housed in the African American Studies department of the University of Illinois at Chicago and edited by historian and activist Barbara Ransby…(more)

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)


Established in 1977, the National Women’s Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings…(more)

UIC Gender and Women’s Studies Program


GWS is an interdisciplinary department founded on the notion that students learn by doing and engaging the world. So, we combine classroom work with experiential learning and civic engagement. Many of our students and faculty are involved in public policy work and social justice and arts initiatives that relate to gender justice, women’s well being and human rights and feminist ideals…(more)

The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council

Co-chair, Community Advisory Committee

The Public Square fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice…(more)

Imagining America

National Advisory Board

We are an organization grounded in scholarship and creative practice, looking to translate our best thinking and creation into actions. Whether exploring how arts contribute to community development, recognizing the wealth of knowledge produced through partnerships bringing together community and campus stakeholders, or making it possible for a faculty member’s public scholarship to “count” when he or she comes up for tenure and promotion, IA is committed to higher education as an active agent for the public good…(more)

Race and Class/ Institute for Race Relations publication (London)

Member, International Editorial Working Committee

Race and Class: A Journal on Race, Empire and Globalisation in published quarterly in London (UK) by the Institute of Race Relations and features essays at the cutting edge of the struggles for racial justice in Britain, Europe and globally….(more)

Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Advisory Committee)

Hull-House, Chicago’s first social settlement was not only the private home of Jane Addams and other Hull-House residents, but also a place where immigrants of diverse communities gathered to learn, to eat, to debate,and to acquire the tools necessary to put down roots in their new country. The Museum is comprised of two of the settlement complex’s original thirteen buildings, the Hull-Home and the Residents’ Dining Hall. These spaces were used variously over the years, including as a nursery school,a library, and a salon for social and political dialogue…(more)

Black Commentator

Editorial Board

Members of the BC Editorial Board represent African Americans and the African world. They are dedicated activists, thinkers and writers. Board members are an integral part of the development of the editorial content and direction of BlackCommentator.com. In return, membership on the BC Editorial Board offers these talented individuals an opportunity for their articulate and profound voices to reach an expanded audience. In return, membership on the BC Editorial Board offers members an opportunity for their articulate and profound voices to reach an expanded audience…(more)

Social Justice, Power and Politics Book Series at University of North Carolina Press

Editorial Advisory Board

The Justice, Power, and Politics series intends to publish new works of history that explore questions of social justice and political power and struggles for justice in the twentieth century. The series will pursue–and bring into conversation with each other–books that use the lenses of justice, power, and politics to help readers better understand the evolution of the United States in the last century. The editors plan to include works by both junior and more seasoned scholars that will find common ground not only in their content but also by broadening the way we think about these issues…(more)