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The CTSJ Journal offers a transformative space for undergraduate students to engage critical theory in the pursuit of social justice. Undergraduate students are uniquely poised to propel new ideas: critiquing, engaging, and creating new spaces of intellectual thought and activism while building upon a rich history of criticism and political action. Critical theory is an innovative, diverse body of responsive theories, capable of advancing social justice as a commitment to exposing and ending social inequalities. Engaging multiple axes of identity and expanding innovative theory, such as Bataille’s radical definition of Transgression or Ngai’s imaginative aesthetic theory, our Journal advances transdisciplinary essays and artwork that do not fall for shallow solutions or terminal truths. Our Journal extends this work in the visual power of art, a secondary space beyond the boundaries of language. In the profound and everyday, we find novel opportunities for theory and political exploration. The Journal believes that an undergraduate student should not be a passive recipient of knowledge, but an active producer of critical thought; their research and methods are capable of producing original juxtapositions and transgressing the boundaries of staid research. It is our hope that the essays, art, and interventions found within our journal will foster an exchange of ideas across disciplines to deepen understandings of systems of injustice.
StaffLead Faculty Editor
G.A.E. GriffinFaculty Editors
Mary Christianakis H. N. Lukes Donna MaedaManaging Editor
Venitia Boyce '19Lead Student Editor
Sam Clendenning '18Editors
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 '18Art Editors
Haelan Nunn '19 Olivia Tenney '19Social Media Coordinator
Bex King ‘18Lead Poetry Editor
Ariadne Makridakis '20Graduate Advising Editors
Tania Flores 2013 Zachary Ehmann 2014 Michelle DiBattiste 2015 Ashley Ajayi 2015 Tim Lewis 2017Copy Editor
Karen DeVivoGraphic Designer
Katya TepperExternal Peer Reviewers
Peter Lee 2017 City University of Brooklyn College Matthew Filpi 2017 Gonzaga University Justin Cajanding 2019 Stanford University