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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. LukesLead Student Editor
James Wronoski 2018Student Editors
Gabbie Seiwert 2018 Karim Sharif 2018 Hope Roehrs 2020 Julian Halpern 2020 Sam Clendenning 2018 Marcus Forbes 2018 Ariadne Makridakis 2020 William Dean 2018Graduate Advisor
Timothy Lewis 2017Copy Editor
Karen DeVivoGraphic Designer