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Research Justice: Getting Started

What is Research Justice?

"Research Justice centralizes community voices and leadership in an effort to facilitate genuine, lasting social change, and seeks to foster critical engagement with communities of color, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized groups to use research as an empowering intervention and active disruption of colonial policies and institutional practices that contribute to the (re)production of social inequalities in research and public policy."

From Research Justice by Andrew Jolivette (linked below)

“Research Justice is a strategic framework that seeks to achieve self-determination for marginalized communities. It centralizes community voices and leadership in an effort to facilitate genuine, lasting social change.” — DataCenter (YouTube Channel)

  • Community members are experts

  • BIPOC communities are positioned as researchers rather than the objects of research and inquiry

  • BIPOC communities already have the capacity to conduct critical and systemic inquiry into their own lived experiences

BIPOC knowledge and expertise can counter dominant cultural narratives that center deficit models rather than strengths-based models
Coalition of Communities of Color: Research Justice Institute

This LibGuide is a collaborative effort of Michele McKenzie (Social & Cultural Studies Librarian, UCB), Fatimah Salahuddin (Humanities Faculty Advisor, BSE, UCB) and Sarah Rosenkrantz (Politics & Social Policy Librarian, UCB)

Research Justice Publications

Research Justice Inacted

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