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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

Venitia Boyce '19

Lead Student Editor

Sam Clendenning '18


Chelsea Blair '18
Will Dean '18
Marcus Forbes '18
Julian Halpern '20
Marshall Meyer '18
Dalia Quezada ' 20
Skye Reed '20
Hope Roehrs '20
Gabrielle Seiwert '18
Karim Sharif '18
James Wronoski '18
Margaux Ziss '18

Art Editors

Zoe Foster-La Du ‘19
Haelan Nunn '19
Olivia Tenney '19

Social Media Coordinator

Bex King ‘18

Graduate Advising Editors

Tania Flores 2013
Zachary Ehmann 2014
Michelle DiBattiste 2015
Ashley Ajayi 2015

Copy Editor

Karen DeVivo

Graphic Designer

Katya Tepper

External Peer Reviewers

Peter Lee 2017 City University of Brooklyn College
Matthew Filpi 2017 Gonzaga University
Justin Cajanding 2019 Stanford University