Source: (2001) Peace and Conflict Studies 8 (May).âCreative marginalityâ? refers to research that is done at the edge or margin of a field of research (away from the mainstream), with a view toward the margins of other research fields that may overlap and add to the original field of research. The authors of this article seek to foster creative marginality by exploring the links and interactions between the academic disciplines and practices of social work and conflict resolution. Both fields contain debates around key concepts related to self-determination, empowerment, and professional ethics. The authors argue that increased interaction between the fields of conflict resolution and social work can lead to innovative approaches to transforming social conflicts in positive ways.