Just Futures is an action research collective on displacement, migration & urban studies. We use diverse methodologies, including participatory approaches, critical policy analyses and arts-based methods, for scholarly inquiry that aims to be relevant, meaningful and transformative.

By bringing the migrant into closer view, our global transdisciplinary research collective aims to help make palpable the intertwining of migration with the histories, structures, policies, and cultural contexts that are at play. The knowledges formed reach towards a more full understanding of the human experience of migration, and the agency and action that accompany it.


Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Association la terre pour tous

Bhutanese Community for Michigan

Michigan Banyamulenge Community

Photo Credit: Office of Refugee Resettlement

Faculty Collaborators

Vadim Besprozvany, U-M School of Information

James Ellis, U-M School of Social Work

Elena Godin, U-M School of Information

Jody Lori, U-M School of Nursing

Alain Mukwege, U-M School of Nursing

Michelle Munro Kramer, U-M School of Nursing