What is social identity?

Here we explore the identifications that determine our governmental, economic and social outcomes.


Defining Social Identity

Understand and explore social identity and the cycle of socialization.

Leadership for Educational Equity

Dominant/Non-Dominant Worksheet

This worksheet can be used in activities identifying dominant and non-dominant identities.

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Aspiring Social Justice Ally Identity Development: A Conceptual Model

If you are an ally of social justice, or aspire to be one, this model may help your growth and development as such.

NASPA Journal

Social Difference (Social Identity)

This training includes a presentation on social identity and an identity map to be used as an accompanying resource.

Educators for Excellence

Social Difference vs. Social Identity

View these brief notes to better understand Iris Marion Young’s view on the discrepancy between social difference and social identity.

Various sources

Identity Signs

Engage your team with this activity by focusing on different social identities and how they intersect, interact, and affect our daily lives.

The Safe Zone Project

The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

Better understand the historical context of identity politics and the dynamics of power and privilege, and help build greater self-awareness. 

Jeremy Goldbach

Social Identity Wheel

Identify and reflect on the various ways one identifies socially, how those identities become visible, and how they impact the way others perceive or treat her.

University of Michigan

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

For twenty years, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations, pedagogical and design frameworks, and curricular models for social justice teaching practice.

Maurianne Adams

Readings for Diversity & Social Justice 3rd Edition

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice is the market leading anthology to cover the full scope of social oppression from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism, as well as transgenderism, ethno-religious oppression, and adult and ageism this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers.

Maurianne Adams, Warren Blumenfeld, Carmelita Castaneda


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