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Experts on social justice

As societies around the world grapple with inequalities in the distribution of wealth, access to resources, and vulnerabilities to environmental impacts and climate change, social justice, which focuses on issues surrounding human rights, access, participation, and equity, has taken on an ever-greater importance. At WPI, expertise in social justice crosses many disciplines, including anthropology, business, the humanities and arts, computer science, global studies, and social science, and span topics like human trafficking, global development, and the future of work. Meet our experts on social justice.

Kristin  Boudreau

Professor Boudreau's research in literature, culture, and education is unified by broad concerns for justice, inclusion, and social progress. Her literary scholarship considers the ways literature helps to advance social... Read More

Lindsay Greer Davis
Lindsay Greer Davis
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Humanities & Arts

Professor Davis is a scholar of 20th century U.S. history, focusing specifically on topics of race, gender, legal history, and critical prison studies.

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Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez

Professor Rodriguez's research program uses a biopsychosocial approach to study health and health behaviors. She conducts research at the intersection of social phenomena (such as weight stigma), biomarkers (such as the... Read More

Renata  Konrad
Renata Konrad
Associate Professor-Business
The Business School

Professor Konrad recently returned from a Fulbright scholarship in Lviv, Ukraine, where she exchanged offices and homes with a professor at a Ukrainian university. She studies the application of industrial engineering and... Read More

Robert  Krueger
Robert Krueger
Professor & Department Head of Social Science and Policy Studies
Social Science & Policy Studies

Professor Krueger is a human geographer whose scholarship and teaching focus on creating sustainable, socially just, improvements to development projects in the global north and south. He has worked in countries in North... Read More

William  San Martín
William San Martín
Assistant Professor-Interdisciplinary
The Global School

Professor San Martin is a historian of science, environmental change, and public policy. His work examines the history of the science-policy interface to inform contemporary debates on environmental governance. I specialize in... Read More

Mimi  Sheller
Mimi Sheller
Dean of Global School
The Global School

Mimi Sheller is the Dean of The Global School at WPI. She is a widely cited expert in the post-colonial context of the Caribbean, with particular expertise on Haiti. Sheller also founded and directed the Center for... Read More

Gillian Margaret Smith
Gillian Margaret Smith
Associate Professor-Computer Science
Computer Science

Professor Smith is an award-winning game designer. Her interdisciplinary work merges technical research in AI and HCI with creative practice in textiles and games, with a view towards addressing social issues and broadening... Read More

Sarah Eliza Stanlick

Sarah Stanlick, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in The Global School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests include vulnerable populations, health and human rights, global and local citizenship, and... Read More

Elisabeth Anne Stoddard
Elisabeth Anne Stoddard
Associate Professor of Teaching
The Global School

Professor Stoddard is a human-environment geographer who is interested in the intersection of nature, society, and social justice. She looks at the ways in which farmed animal production can create environmental hazards and... Read More

Yunus Dogan Telliel
Yunus Dogan Telliel
Assistant Professor- Anthropology & Rhetoric
Humanities & Arts

Professor Telliel teaches a range of courses on ethics, rhetoric, religion and culture, and science and technology studies. His current research examines the ethical implications of technologist's work as designers and... Read More