WSU Vancouver Social and Environmental Justice

The Center for Social & Environmental Justice

Co-Director, CSEJ

Co-Director, CSEJ

Welcome to CSEJ

Mission Statement

The Center catalyzes collaborations between WSU faculty, students and community partners to foster rigorous analysis of social, economic, racial and environmental justice issues and promote human rights and conflict resolution at the local, national and global levels through:

  • Interdisciplinary community based research
  • Interdisciplinary curricular innovations
  • Research Colloquia, Conferences, workshops, and public events
  • Media projects (video documentaries, websites, radio and T.V. programming, etc.)


Since 2002, the Center for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ) has worked to build a reputation for Washington State University Vancouver as a site of socially engaged research and community service. CSEJ has sponsored two regional conferences and has partnered with local universities and some fifty community organizations to sponsor lectures, and public forums on issues of concern locally, nationally and globally.

Many of CSEJ's programs, taped and edited by Fort Vancouver Cable Television (FVTV), have been broadcast repeatedly to the broader Vancouver and Portland metro areas, extending into the Tualatin Valley, with an estimated reach of 405,000 households; some are continuously available via podcasting on google video. One program, a lecture by award-winning photojournalist P. Sainath on globalization in India, has been broadcast over Free Speech TV on the Dish Network, with a reach of more than 25,000,000 households in 34 states.

Download: 2010 Clark County Equity Report (PDF)

Contact the Department

(360) 546-9469

Associate Professor and Program Leader of English, and Co-Director, Center for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ)
(360) 546-9732