Center for the Study of Injustice

The Center for the Study of Injustice is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together faculty and students from across KU interested in domestic and international research related to social justice. The Center is dedicated to assisting faculty develop new and existing research programs through grant writing and intellectual exchange. CSI brings together faculty, students, staff, and members of the local community to collaborate on research, teaching, and community-based projects. While the direction of CSI is based on the individual interests of affiliated faculty within IPSR, there are several key initiatives the Center is developing:

KU Work Group on Food Studies KU Work Group on Gender-based Violence KU Work Group on Qualitative Methods


The Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative

Research on Migration Issues


Related News

Midwest service providers identify sexual assault a risk for both labor- and sex-trafficking victims, survey finds.
The ASHTI survey research team focused on Midwestern communities to identify potential risk factors for exploitation. Read the full article here.

Information regarding executive order on immigration
On January 29th, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued a statement on the recent executive order suspending immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Read the statement here.



Past Events

Photo of ASHTI members with visitors from the Department of State's International visitor Leadership Program

The Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program hosted seven visitors from different countries around the world for an initiative to combat trafficking in persons. These visitors met with ASHTI on March 12, 2018 to discuss anti-trafficking policies in each country, share ideas, and provide insights to each others' challenges.



Photo of PhD Candidate Corinne Schwarz presenting her poster 'Health and Human Trafficking in the Midwest: Service Providers' Perspectives' at the 2016 Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science Conference at Penn State PhD Candidate Corinne Schwarz presenting her poster "Health and Human Trafficking in the Midwest: Service Providers' Perspectives" at the 2016 Persistent and Emerging Issues in Population Health Science Conference at Penn State. Corinne presented preliminary findings from the ASHTI research team's survey on vulnerability, exploitation, and trafficking. More information about ASHTI's work can be found at https://ipsr.ku.edu/ASHTI/


Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking
January 31 - Febuary 1, 2013

For more information, please contact

Hannah Britton
Department of Political Science
504 Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Phone: (785) 864-9016
Email: britton@ku.edu


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  1. ipsr@ku.edu