On behalf of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association Board, we are issuing a time-sensitive call for new co-editors of the journal of Critical Ethnic Studies(CES). The timeline is somewhat flexible, but ideally, the new editors can:

  1. Start in Fall 2018.

  2. Secure institutional support for the journal's relocation and operation by June 2018.

  3. Begin editing in earnest by September 1, 2018.

  4. Edit a total of 6 issues of CES, concluding in March 2022 (approximately 3+ year term)

Most importantly, we seek editors who have a strong vision for the conversations and debates that should be given space in the next generation of Critical Ethnic Studies.

With support from the current editors, the Publications Committee will select the future editors and propose their nomination to the Board of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association. If you are interested, please submit an initial email of interest to by Tuesday, May 1, and we’ll follow up with more details. (In the meantime, we encourage those of you with university affiliations to investigate the possibility of institutional budgetary support for the journal’s relocation.)  


Founded in 2011, the Critical Ethnic Studies Association is a transnational, interdisciplinary, and un-disciplinary association of scholars, activists, students, artists, media makers, educators, and others who are directly concerned with interrogating the limitations of Ethnic Studies in order to better engage the historical stakes of the field. Among CESA primary goals was the creation of a journal for emerging ethnic studies scholarship, for the formulation of new analytical languages and paradigms, and to facilitate a more critical and constructive dialogue between activist and academic voices. What emerged was Critical Ethnic Studies, an academic journal published by the University of Minnesota Press.

The inaugural issue of CES was published in Spring 2015, thanks to groundbreaking work by co-editors John Márquez and Junaid Rana, and managing editor Kelly Chung, who ushered the first 3 issues of the journal. Since then, two issues are published each March and September.

Now in its second generation with editors Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, and managing editor LeKeisha Hughes, the journal has strengthened and stabilized its moorings--developing peer review infrastructure, open calls, workflow and editorial protocols--and also generating critical space for the discussion of the intersections between Indigenous and Black politics and theory as well as key debates around questions of justice, identity, and the university.

We look forward to the new emphases, vision and creativity that future editors will bring. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the current editors, Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang at


Juliann Anesi, Christine Hong, Beenash Jafri, Jessica Johnson, and K. Wayne Yang

CESA Publications Committee