Poverties, Social Justice and Inequalities

This is an interdisciplinary cluster whose primary aim is to facilitate and coordinate cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research informed by a commitment to social justice, equality and inclusion, in particular research that engages with and speaks to the radical democratic aspirations at the core of contemporary social movements challenging interconnected forms of hierarchy and domination. The cluster aims to prioritise research projects that include a strong activist and public engagement component.

Aims & Objectives

  • To establish an active and vocal research group that develops novel and important research projects informed by a commitment to social justice, equality, inclusion and fairness.
  • To engage with and participate in public debate around issues of poverty, social justice and equality.
  • To develop capacity to engage with relevant stakeholders and to research genuine social needs.
  • To build interdisciplinary links within and outside of academia.



If you are interested in joining the cluster, please contact the Cluster Leader, Dr. Angela Flynn (Angela.Flynn@ucc.ie) or the ISS21 Research Coordinator, Dr. Margaret Scanlon (m.scanlon@ucc.ie).

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

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