• Social Justice

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    Social Justice
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Earl Schwartz
    Assistant Professor


  • Social Justice students reading in the library

    Social Justice Research

    Departmental Honors Projects 


    Jenna Yauch 
    When Home is Where Where the Hurt Is: Minnesota’s Address Confidentiality Program Keeps Battered Women Safer


    Molly MacDougall
    Educational Equality in Germany: The Turkish Minority


    Julie Blaskowski
    In Pursuit of Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Bosnians: Provider Education and Experiences

    Colin Schumacher
    Beyond the Pale: The Men's Movement, Conflict, and the Psychological Maintenance of Privilege

    Laura Wilson
    Remembering Communities of Resistance: The Role of Commons in Struggles for Indigenous Autonomy


    Peter Elwell
    Stories of Sustaining Action  

    Special Learning Opportunities 

    Students in the Social Justice Program have the opportunity to learn from guest teachers representing various facets of social justice work, including legislators, urban and rural activists, artists, and educators. 

    Numerous local, national and international field learning opportunities and internships are an integral part of the program. A variety of campus-centered social justice initiatives, including student advocacy groups and projects related to Social Justice Week, also provide students with opportunities to put their learning into action.


  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.