About This Journal


CTSJ is dedicated to providing a forum for undergraduate students to develop and share critical research and writing on the intersections of 'race,' 'sexuality,' and 'nationality,' as they relate to problems of social justice. The journal seeks to foster exchange of ideas across disciplines and to deepen understandings of systems of injustice; in this way, the journal advances the mission of Occidental College: to develop critical, thoughtful, and active participation in an increasingly pluralistic and conflict-ridden global culture.


Lead Faculty Editor

G.A.E. Griffin

Faculty Editors

Mary Christianakis
H. N. Lukes
Donna Maeda

Managing Editor

Timothy Lewis 2017

Communications Manager

Declan Creed 2016


Michelle DiBattiste 2015
Ashley Ajayi 2015
Carolina Cardoza 2016
Alvin Lu 2018
Monica Banks 2018
James Wronoski 2017
Andrew Fan 2017
Sam Clendenning 2018
Shea Backes 2018

Graduate Advising Editors

Tania Flores 2013
Zachary Ehmann 2014

Copy Editor

Karen DeVivo

Graphic Designer

Katya Tepper