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.

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.


Demystifying the Research Process For Higher Education Graduate Students

Join us for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, November 29th at 2pm EST/1pm CST! This webinar, co-sponsored by the Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (JCSHESA) and NASPA's New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community (NPGS KC), will feature graduate student panelists who will speak to demystifying the research process for higher education graduate students. Please register by Monday, November 26th at https://tinyurl.com/JCSHESAWebinar. When you register, you will also have the opportunity to suggest questions for the panelists to answer. The webinar link and panelist information will be emailed to you as the date nears. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Antonio Duran (duran.64@osu.edu) or Ashley Brown (abrown29@luc.edu).

JCSHESA No-Host Social at ASHE 2018

We are excited to be attending the annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Tampa, FL. Each year, we offer an opportunity for scholars, faculty members, and graduate students of higher education to come together for a No-Host Social. Our hope for this social is for everyone to come together to build community in academia, engage in critical dialogue about scholarship, and learn more about the Journal if you are interested! We will be meeting at Zudar's (201 W Platt St.), a bar that is nearby to the conference hotels. If you have questions or want to know more about our Journal prior to the event, please email us at jcshesa@gmail.com. Look forward to seeing you there!

Special Issue Release: Resilience, Resistance, and Reclamation: Changing the Narrative of Higher Education

It is with great excitement that we release our latest special issue, Resilience, Resistance, and Reclamation in Higher Education. We were fortunate to include multiple studies, narratives, and experiences with the help of amazing scholars, artists, and practitioners seeking critical change in higher education and student affairs. Special thank you to the editors and reviewers of the 2017-2018 Editorial Board for helping make this issue possible! We hope this issue inspires your work and research and look forward to more publications to come soon!

Call for 2018-2020 Editorial Board Reviewers

We are currently accepting applications for reviewers that will help us meet this goal by ensuring and promoting quality, critical, and engaging scholarship. All interested applicants should submit a CV/resume and letter of intent detailing your qualifications, research interests, and related experiences to jcshesa@gmail.com. Graduate students and scholars with a familiarity of critical theories and frameworks are encouraged to apply! The deadline for applications, including submission of the CV/resume and letter of intent, is October 19, 2018. All applicants will be notified of decisions no later than October 26th. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Editor-in-Chief Cobretti D. Williams at jcshesa@gmail.com. Thank you and we look forward to your application!


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