Feminist Centre for Racial Justice
The Feminist Centre for Racial Justice focuses on the majority world as geographies from which to build feminist imaginaries of “race”.
The centre brings together fields of enquiry that have developed in parallel: feminist theories on power, protests and change, studies of diasporas, critical race theories and migration studies. Its approach is anchored in a research, test and reflection cycle that is central to how synergies between research and movement-building are built and become evidenced.
We aim to become a global point of reference for transnational knowledge and movement-building for racial justice. To do so, we are forging a transnational understanding of racial justice by producing critical research to understand a problem (racism) and test strategies and knowledges produced by feminist and indigenous movements (racial justice).
- Re-centre the Global South as a primary site from which to reframe global narratives on racialised and intersectional gender justice.
- Produce an archive of Indigenous feminist methodologies derived from studying and working with movements engaged in long term pathbreaking racial justice work.
- Defy problematic scholarly and geographical binaries that have obscured work on gender and race across time and space.
- Foreground the transnational nature of emerging political cultures and forms of protest and solidarity.
Transnational action research between academics and social justice movements around the centre's interconnected fields of inquiry. Our goal is to co-create research methodologies and outcomes that cultivate racially just worlds.
Immersive movement focussed schools. Run over five days, these schools combine strategic approaches emerging from social justice movements and draw on transnational research collaboration outcomes. Our goal is to co-create a reflexive space to strengthen movement building and research.
Split-site postdoctoral fellows focusing on the centre's interconnected fields of inquiry. Our goal is to build a cadre of researchers developing innovative research.
Transnational intellectual and social justice interventions designed to shape and influence narratives, transform power and impact policy makers.
The centre is guided by four interlocking streams of work:
- Mapping spaces of protest and solidarity.
- Understanding practices of surveillance, containment, and their gendered and racialised underpinnings.
- Co-creating gender and racial justice imaginaries.
- Building multi-disciplinary sites to convene ideas, people, and solidarity practices.