Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2373-5031
  • eISSN: 2373-504X
  • Frequency: Twice per year


Critical Ethnic Studies explores the guiding question of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association: how do the histories of colonialism and conquest, racial chattel slavery, and white supremacist patriarchies and heteronormativities affect, inspire, and unsettle scholarship and activism in the present? By decentering the nation-state as a unit of inquiry, focusing on scholarship that expands the identity rhetoric of ethnic studies, engaging in productive dialogue with indigenous studies, and making critical studies of gender and sexuality guiding intellectual forces, this journal appeals to scholars interested in the methodologies, philosophies, and discoveries of this new intellectual formation.

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Editorial Details

Neda Atanasoski, University of Maryland, College Park
Christine Hong, University of California, Santa Cruz


Editorial Collective
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico
Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College
Rana Jaleel, University of California, Davis


Managing Editor
Danielle LaPlace, University of Maryland, College Park


Editorial Board
Nasser Abourahme, Bowdoin College
Neel Ahuja, University of Maryland, College Park
Timothy August, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Crystal Mun-hye Baik, University of California, Riverside
Nerissa S. Balce, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Jodi A. Byrd, Cornell University
Jih-Fei Cheng, Scripps College
Glen Sean Coulthard (Yellowknives Dene First Nation), University of British Columbia
Denise Ferreira da Silva, New York University
Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College
Josen Masangkay Diaz, University of San Diego
Nirmala Erevelles, University of Alabama
Kale B. Fajardo, University of Minnesota
Candace Fujikane, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico
Macarena Gómez-Barris, Brown University
Hiʻilei Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart, Yale University
Emily L. Hue, University of California, Riverside
Bianca Kai Isaki, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance
Kyle Kajihiro, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; DMZ Hawai‘i; American Friends Service Committee
Manu Karuka, Barnard College
Jennifer Kelly, University of California, Santa Cruz
Joo Ok Kim, University of California, San Diego
Marisol LeBrón, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ghassan Moussawi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Anjali Nath, University of Toronto
Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jessica Bissett Perea, University of Washington
Joseph M. Pierce, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Chandan Reddy, University of Washington
Juana María Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley
Jeffrey Santa Ana, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Dean Itsuji Saranillio, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Evren Savci, Yale University
Lila Sharif, Arizona State University
Davorn Sisavath, California State University, Fullerton
Hortense J. Spillers, Vanderbilt University
Símon Ventura Trujillo, New York University

Submission Info

Essay Submission Guidelines

Essays (between 6,000 and 10,000 words) should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style using endnotes and submitted electronically to

Author’s names should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, please include a separate document with the author’s name, email, work address, the title of the article, and abstract (150 words) with your electronic submission. Authors should eliminate any self-identifying information (such as notes or credits). References to the author’s work should be in third person.


Editorial Queries

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Critical Ethnic Studies is no longer accepting books for review from publishers. Please send inquiries and proposals for book reviews to the managing editor at

Peer Review Process and Author Responsibilities

Peer Review Process

Peer review is critical to maintaining the standards of our publications. Peer review of manuscripts assists the editors in making editorial decisions. If a selected reviewer feels they are unqualified to review the research, they should exclude themselves from the review process. The reviewer should be a disinterested party with respect to the author(s) of the manuscript. Reviewers should have no conflict of interests which might include a personal relationships, close professional relationship, or prior co-authorship. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not appropriate. Reviews should point out relevant published work that is not yet cited in the piece. Reviewed articles will be treated confidentially prior to publication.

Please note that the scholarly peer review process applies to original research articles. Other genres of scholarly publication which regularly appear in scholarly journals such as book and media review submissions, political reviews, dialogue, editorial commentary, and resource pieces, among others, are not generally subject to peer review.


Authors and Author Responsibilities

Authorship is limited to those who have: one, made a substantial contribution to the conception, design, interpretation, or execution of the study; two, drafted the work; three, have final approval over the version to be published; and four, agreed to be accountable to all aspects of the work, including questions related to accuracy, integrity, retractions, and corrections of mistakes. A manuscript can have more than one author. All others who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript but not in the above ways can be listed as co-authors.

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process. Authors should disclose any substantive conflicts of interest (including financial) that might impact the interpretation of the manuscript and work. Authors will provide a list of references if necessary.

Authors must guarantee that their submitted work contains no matter that can be construed as libelous or as infringing on the copyright of another party. If authors have used the work and/or words of others, it must be properly quoted or cited.

Authors should acknowledge the work of those that have substantively informed the interpretation of the manuscript through citation or in the acknowledgements.

Authors are forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal.


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Additional Information

Copyright, Ownership, and Management

Critical Ethnic Studies owned by the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, which also owns the copyright for the journal. Manuscript submission and review processes are managed by the editorial team at Critical Ethnic Studies, while the University of Minnesota Press coordinates production of the journal.


Governing Body

The editorial board for the journal is composed of experts in the field. Board members serve the duration of a given editorship (typically 2-3 years). Board members meet with the editors once every quarter to discuss issues, directions, and administrative matters related to the journal. For up to date information on Critical Ethnic Studies’ Editorial Board, see the Editorial Information tab. 



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