Now more than ever, those acting to deconstruct these oppressive systems rely on critical and new perspectives, new insight, community-based solutions, creative opportunities, and complex ways of thinking about the future of education. This journal aims to be a venue where this knowledge is shared. As such, the journal is unique in itself, and even furthermore is the only one seeking to interrogate higher education and student affairs solely through the utilization of critical social theories, perspectives, and frameworks. The journal process and content works to deconstruct systems of power within the publishing world and academia. Through open-access copyrights and open-review processes, we seek to problematize and dismantle the ownership of knowledge.

JCSHESA adheres to the BOAI definition of open access and users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.


Submission Reopened

Thank you for your patience during our temporary closure of the submission portal. We have reopened it and enthusiastically await your submissions.

We welcome submissions across a range of topics that interrogate higher education and student affairs through the explicit use of critical social theories and frameworks. Please read through our submission guidelines for more information. If you have additional questions, visit our editorial board page to email an editor.


JCSHESA is housed at Loyola University Chicago in the School of Education's Higher Education program.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2016)



Navigating a Social Justice Motivation and Praxis as Student Affairs Professionals
Nadeeka D. Karunaratne, Lauren Koppel, and chee ia yang


Critical Cultural Student Affairs Praxis and Participatory Action Research
OiYan A. Poon, Dian D. Squire, Delia Cheung Hom, Kevin Gin, Megan S. Segoshi, and Aaron Parayno