Vision and goals

Research in Transforming Human Societies (THS) will contribute to understanding origins, drivers, and impacts of social, political, and cultural change.

We want to support researchers address key questions around the following themes:

  • Sustainability and social justice
  • Mobility and migration
  • Gender, sexuality and human rights
  • Indigenous peoples and sovereignty
  • The past, present and future of work
  • Technology and its disruptions

What binds our research within these areas is the common interest in exploring how past and present societies have transformed in response to the grand challenges of their times, and what transformations the future might hold.