Equity Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to social justice theories and practices in a variety of local and global contexts. Areas of study include disability, anti-racism, social advocacy, global food systems, global health and transnational labour. In addition to core courses, students are required to take equity courses from other programs and departments across the university.
Drawing on a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, as part of Equity Studies, the disability studies stream introduces students to the social, political, historical and economic dimensions of disability. Courses in disability studies critically examine everyday cultural narratives of disability and analyze their discursive and material effects for disabled people. Students are encouraged to engage disability theory and justice from multiple perspectives by analyzing the ways social categories such as disability, race, gender, sexuality and class interlock at the site of the body.
Take learn more about the program, please visit the Equity Studies Program website here.