Geographies of Justice
Thinking about justice is as much a geographical exercise as it is a social, environmental, political, and economic one. At CURS we consider multifaceted approaches to understanding justice and injustice through our interrogations of the institutions, processes, and events that shape the conditions for material and discursive forms of oppression and violence, or alternatively, for emancipatory individual and collective forms of action. Research in this area explores themes of social vulnerability and alienation, care and belonging, stigmatization, forced migration, othering, critical animal studies, and the potential of participatory community development, critical pedagogies, and practices of reciprocity and mutual aid in the pursuit of justice.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.