Engaged research is an important part of the Center for Social Justice’s mission. We work to provide both faculty and students with opportunities for collaborative research across disciplines.
Engaged research operates on the principle of mutual benefit between participating professors and various organizations. Outcomes include research and solutions that lead to long-term progress and development for all participants.
Current faculty research collaborations include research on LGBTQ youth in rural Oklahoma, Human Trafficking, and Reproductive Health.
The Center also offers opportunities for students to collaborate on engaged research projects benefiting the Oklahoma community. We emphasize the importance of self-motivated research endeavors, whether it relates to academic fields of interest, or conducting research in social justice or nonprofit sectors.The goal for students to participate in engaged research is for those students to walk away with the knowledge and
skills to apply their academic studies to multidisciplinary and
real-world situations in order to address and solve challenges facing
local and global communities.