Critical Ethnic Studies provides a space for unique and insurgent critique among academic and activist intellectuals within ethnic studies. It invites interdisciplinary works that reposition the guiding assumptions of other fields, and engage the new methodologies, philosophies, and propositions of this emerging intellectual formation. It recognizes that distinct fields have been collapsed in the institutionalization of Ethnic Studies in universities, and presses back against equivocations which domesticate critique and action.
The Journal encourages and enacts several related, multilayered lines of inquiry. First, this journal questions the nation state model, paying attention to the present manifestations of colonialism, extra-national effects of globalization and privatization, as well as structural redevelopment programs on Indigenous people and people of color.
Second, this journal appraises the productive tensions between fields that have institutionalized together under the umbrella of Ethnic Studies. Particularly, Indigenous Studies has attended to ongoing settler colonialism and ongoing Indigenous resistance to occupation and erasure, whereas Ethnic Studies has often been vexed by the ways in which discussions of race, civil rights, immigration, labor exploitation, and inclusion may ignore settler colonialism.
Third, by explicitly foregrounding white supremacy as a logic and social formation intimately abetted by race and racism, the journal provide trenchant critiques of how and why race, racism, and antiblackness persist and not merely state or describe their persistence.
Fourth, the journal reflects intersectional, feminist and queer analyses that treats categories such as race, class, gender, and sexuality not as additive modes of identity, oppression, or discrimination--but rather as constitutive, as robust analytics for critically apprehending and theorizing alternatives.
Critical Ethnic Studies Editorial Board
September 25, 2015 We are delighted to announce our editorial board members. The Critical Ethnic Studies Editorial Board is comprised of some of the most exciting scholars and community researchers working in fields that have come together under, and in critique to, ethnic studies. The Critical Ethnic Studies Editorial Board will help to establish the compass of the journal. Allowing for productive tensions across intellectual/political traditions and approaches such as Indigenous sovereignty, critiques of antiblackness, intersectional feminist and queer analyses, disability studies, border and migration studies, critical refugee studies, and more, Critical Ethnic Studies offers an interdisciplinary scope that presses back against the domestication of ethnic studies as a field. To define the significance, scope, edges and divergences in this conversation is the work ahead.
We are grateful to our editorial board for their participation!
Leoni Pihama (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi), University of Waikato
Lisa Kahaleole Hall (Kanaka Maoli), Wells College
Lisa Yoneyama, University of Toronto
Macarena Gómez-Barris, University of Southern California
Marc Lamont Hill, Morehouse College
Michael Hames-García, University of Oregon
Michael J. Dumas, University of California, Berkeley
Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mistinguette Smith, Black/Land Project
Nadine Naber, University of Illinois, Chicago
Nirmala Erevelles, University of Alabama
Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua (Kanaka Maoli), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University, East Bay
Sherene Razack, OISE/University of Toronto
Steven Salaita, American University of Beirut
Thomas Michael Swensen (Tangirnaq Native Village), Colorado State University
Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Goenpul, Quandamooka First Nation), Queensland University of Technology
Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern University
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico
Candace Fujikane, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dean Itsuji Saranillio, New York University
Denise Ferreira da Silva, University of British Columbia
Glen Coulthard (Yellowknives Dene First Nation), University of British Columbia
Hortense Spillers, Vanderbilt University
Jasbir K. Puar, Rutgers University
Jessica Bissett Perea (Dena'ina), University of California, Davis
Jodi A. Byrd (Chickasaw), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Juana María Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley
Kale Bantigue Fajardo, University of Minnesota
Karyn Recollet (Cree), University of Toronto
Keith L. Camacho, University of California, Los Angeles
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg), Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning