The mission of the Conflict, Social Action, and Change (CSAC) Division is to advance critical scholarship and understanding of the social, economic, political, ideological, and cultural characteristics of social conflicts and social inequalities. Such scholarship promotes and incorporates activism and social change at all levels including, the public, private and the personal.  

Research on prevailing injustices can and has led to social change. The tie that binds CSAC members is a shared commitment to using research and experiences in the larger struggle for social justice. The CSAC Division embraces democratic and participatory research principles and practices. CSAC members are committed to the research of, by, and for those most affected by social inequalities in the global world.  We are also committed to supporting one another in our endeavors to create a more peaceable and equitable world for all.

Comprised of activists and scholars from many disciplines, CSAC members study a range of topics: poverty; criminal justice, global inequality; work and inequality; environmental justice; immigration; race, gender, and sexuality-based oppression and inequality; intersectional analyses; teaching for change; and more.

Division mission statement edited in November 2019 by Ebonie Cunningham Stringer, Penn State Berks, Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division Chair, 2019-2021.