The Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis is a peer-reviewed online journal that provides a space for emerging scholars, educators, and activists to engage in critical and progressive inter/transdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue that supports awareness of social justice issues and challenges individuals to move towards advocacy and concrete engagement with social justice movements. JCTP is also committed to providing all authors with developmental feedback that helps clarify, sharpen, and communicate ideas and arguments in a manner accessible to a broad social justice community. See the About for a complete coverage of the journal. Please contact us at jctp@iastate.edu with any questions.

The Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis does not accept manuscripts on a rolling-basis. Please look for our call for papers and submission deadlines in May and November which are posted on our website and across social media platforms.

JCTP conceives of "scholarship" in the broadest sense possible to include not only research and conceptual/thought work, but also teaching, service, advocacy, and other forms of praxis. We also conceive the academy to be inclusive of educational contexts across the P-20 spectrum and inclusive of any academic discipline.

Anticipated Publication of Queering the Academy: ~late fall 2019

Keep an eye on this space for our next call for papers!

Author and Submission Guidelines


Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2019) Resisting Structures of Violence



Radical Rejections of Violence: Resisting Anti-Muslim Racism
Umaymah Mohammad, Isa Naveed, and Dennis L. Rudnick


Burn It Down: The Incommensurability of the University and Decolonization
Edwin Mayorga, Lekey Leidecker, and Daniel Orr de Gutierrez



A Container
Patricia O'Rourke


Sisters in Arms
Liliana Delgado, Morgan Godwin, Kathryn Post, Wendell Lee, and Tatiana Tankhai

Book Review

Volume 8, Issue 1 Editors

Senior Editor
Paul S. Hengesteg
Alexia Angton
Associate Editors for Copy Editing
Jessica Adams
Katie Anthony
Maria Espino
Associate Editor for Outreach
Kristin Terrill
Associate Editors At-Large
Sonja Lindberg
Hildah Makori
Jeanne Connelly
Vashalice Howard
Faculty Advisors
Dr. Noreen Rodriguez (Incoming)
Dr. Jeanne Dyches (Incoming)
Dr. Isaac Gottesman (Outgoing)