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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

Lead Student Editor

Timothy Lewis 2017

Managing Editor

Declan Creed 2016


Jessica Berry 2019
Venitia Boyce 2019
Carolina Cardoza 2015
Sam Clendenning 2018
Demi Escalantes-Duenes 2018
Andrew Fan 2017
Marcus Forbes 2018
Bennett Harrison 2019
Margaret Mather 2017
Marshall Meyer 2018
Jessmine Lee 2018
Promise Li 2018
Gabriela Rosenada 2017
Karim Sharif 2018
Spencer Thompson 2017

Student Art Editor

Zoe Foster-La Du 2019

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