The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that race and slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world. Some of the CSSJ’s projects include the Human Trafficking project, which explores contemporary forms of human bondage and engages in public programming around this issue; the Investigating the American Criminal Justice System project, which focuses on prisons and relations between the police and communities of color; and the Freedom Archive project, which creates an inventory of materials in Brown University Library’s Special Collections related to slavery and abolition. During the grant term, the CSSJ will continue its impactful programming activities.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Information Futures Lab
Founded in 2022, the Information Futures Lab is a university hub dedicated to improving local information ecosystems and support people in effectively accessing, creating, and making sense of information that is crucial to their well-being. Students and researchers at the lab build the expertise and capacity of organizations and community leaders that are sources of trustworthy information for the public. Together, they map information needs, identify relevant information challenges, and fuel community-led solution design and testing to build healthy and resilient information ecosystems on the ground.
for a joint program on the New Generators of Inequality: Asset Managers and Private Equity
The Rhodes Center and the Stone Inequality Initiative, both housed at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, will partner with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne to build a postdoctoral research program focused on the topic of asset management and private equity as a new structure of inequality. The Max Planck Institute is the home of the study of asset manager capitalism. At Brown, the Stone Inequality Initiative considers the inequality driving effects of private equity. The Rhodes Center, also active in research on distributional politics, particularly in regard to climate change, will serve as a bridge for these two research programs.