Inspiring students to change the world

Welcome to the School of Social Transformation

Breaking boundaries, creating social change

The School of Social Transformation focuses on transformational knowledge, including creative research approaches to themes and questions embedded in broader historical, social and cultural contexts. We prepare our students to be informed members of society who are interdisciplinary, team-oriented, real-world problem-solvers that can thrive in any environment, career or pursuit.

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Our Centers

Our centers and initiatives reflect our dedication to examining the processes of change and developing collaborative spaces to work with others in changing the world.

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Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology

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The Center aims to create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse community of scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls and women in STEM.

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Center for Indian Education

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Established in 1959, the Center for Indian Education is an interdisciplinary research and service organization that promotes studies in American Indian/Alaska Native policy and administration to contribute to the quality of scholarship and effective practices in education, professional development and tribal capacity building.

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Center for Work and Democracy

Center for work and democracy

The Center for Work and Democracy is an independent research center that contributes to rebuilding the political voice of working people. Secondarily, the Center contributes to social scientific discussions of the political moment and endeavors to develop a political social science that is more relevant for the challenges of the twenty-first century. 

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Helping to make the world a better place

Rhodes Scholar and alumna Shantel Marekera uses her passion for advocacy, policy and international human rights law, particularly as it concerns women’s rights in her homeland. The Zimbabwe-born Marekera launched the Little Dreamers Foundation, a subsidized preschool for low-income children, in her suburban community of Harare. Marekera hopes to introduce a new branch of the preschool each year in a different part of Harare and ultimately open a primary school. 

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