If you are interested in joining the Editorial Board for JCTP, please complete the electronic application: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aftKx1Cc9pxB7yR.
Tyanez Jones, Senior Editor
Tyanez is a third year doctoral student in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. She believes social justice work requires the use of multiple platforms for negotiating individual differences, guiding practices towards action, and disrupting the structures of inequality and injustice. Her specific interest in social justice as an educator centers around health disparities and student learning. Participating in the work occurring at the JCTP is exciting because it provides me an opportunity to serve and be in community with other SJ scholars whose research extend far beyond my area of influence. In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family playing all sorts of games, sports, and being physically active.
Paul S. Hengesteg, M.Ed., Editor
Paul Hengesteg is a second-year doctoral student studying higher education administration, and hold a student affairs masters degree and graduate certificate in education for social justice from Iowa State. My desire to join the editorial board of the JCTP stems from my interest in being able to engage in the research and publication process while still a student. I appreciate the unique ways that research and advocacy for social justice issues can be realized and look forward to learning what cross- and inter-disciplinary scholars from all corners of the globe are doing to make a difference with research and praxis as their vessel. Before graduate school, I held professional positions with the University of Delaware’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as well as the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the New Harmony Project, and the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Jessica Adams, Associate Editor for Copy Editing
Jessica Adams is a 1st year doctoral student in Higher Education with a background in student affairs, and currently serves as a graduate research assistant. Her research interests include how race, racism, and White supremacy are (or are not) engaged in higher education institutions, specifically using Critical Whiteness Theory and Critical Race Theory. She is excited to join the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis to continue the legacy of a graduate student run journal that provides publication opportunities and access to important scholarship surrounding activism and social justice.
Austin Herrington, Associate Editor for Copy Editing
Austin Harrington is a second-year PhD student in the program of Rhetoric and Professional Communication. In 2014, Austin also received a MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Lesley University in Boston. Since that time, Austin has worked as a political journalist with different news sources in Iowa and has advocated for social justice issues in various publications. His interests and work mostly focus on struggles being faced by working class and impoverished communities around the world. Currently, Austin is involved in several projects that utilize critical theory to critique areas of injustice and inequality. Those projects include evaluations of capitalistic and post-colonial attitudes, studies examining government communication during crisis, and research that looks for ways of implementing social justice concepts into public speaking courses. Austin is a dedicated advocate for social justice and is honored to be a part of JCTP.
Alexia Angton, Associate Editor for Outreach
Alexia is a doctoral student in Sociology. She currently serves as a teaching assistant in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her decision to get involved with the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis was birthed out of a tradition of critically interrogating systems of power, oppression, and injustice as well as a need to create social change. Having an academic background in Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, African American Studies and a passion for social justice, compelled her to critically engage with scholars nationally and internationally from a variety of disciplines on issues of social justice. Her research interests align with this desire by examining how race and gender intersect to shape the experiences of Black girls with the criminal justice system. More specifically, Alexia explores how racism and sexism influence Black girls’ involvement with crime and if parenting styles may provide resilience. Alexia holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Criminal Justice) and a M.S. in Sociology from Iowa State University.
Kathryn Smith, Associate Editor for Outreach
Kathryn (Katie) Steigleder (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) is a second year masters student in Higher Education Student Affairs. Katie completed a B.S. in Public Relations and Women and Gender Studies in 2016 from Iowa State University and began her master's program in the fall of 2017. Katie currently works in the Office of Admissions as the transfer admissions graduate assistant and is a member of the Queer Graduate Student Association and the Student Affairs Graduate Association. Katie is excited to join the JCTP editorial board and continue fostering her development within academic research.
Kirstin Terrill, Associate Editor for Outreach
Kristin Terrill is a third-year PhD student in English/Applied Linguistics and Technology. My research interest is bilingualism in education: experiences of bilingual learners and educators, bilingual discourses in educational settings, and the roles of institutions in language policing. I am committed to imbuing all of my work, including research, teaching, and service, with principles of social justice. The multifaceted nature of society and its continuous flux necessitate ongoing critical inquiry into emerging questions of justice. I believe that the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis fulfills an important role in this regard, amplifying the voices of early-career scholars whose perspectives and expertise are uniquely positioned at the forward-facing margins of these questions. I hold a BA in English and an MA in English/Professional Writing, and have experience as a technical writer/editor.
Hildah Makori, Associate Editor: Member-at-large
Hilda Makori is a second-year doctoral student in the school of education focusing on science education. My research interests are focused on science teacher preparation; preparing science teachers to move away from traditional science teaching practices by adopting high leverage practices geared to social justice science teaching. I have been a teacher high school science teacher for four years in Kenya. For one year I worked in the Urban Ecosystem Project with Des-Moines King and Moulton schools through the ISU4U Promise Partnership to support students’ interest in science and science identity work. Currently, I am a co-instructor of Science Methods I and II course in MAT program geared towards Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) practices. I hold a BSc. In Agricultural Education and Extension from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and M.Ed. science from Bridgewater State University, MA.
Huanjiao (Hannah) Dong, Associate Editor: Member-at-large
Hannah Dong is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate co-majoring in Apparel Design and Journalism. Her research interests focus on fashion communication and social justice in feminist and fashion studies. She served as GPSS Research Conference Chair during 2017-2018 academic year. Her passion behind serving on Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis Editorial Board lies within her experience as the equity and social justice coordinator at ISU Margaret Sloss Women’s Center and her interests toward women and social justice issues.
Sonja Lindberg, Associate Editor: Member-at-large
Sonja Lindberg I hales from the great state of Minnesota. After receiving a B.S. in Social Studies Education at St. Cloud State University, I worked as a middle and high school social studies and English teacher in international schools in Honduras, China, and Rwanda. My teaching philosophy incorporated social justice as a core goal of education, and I sought to teach my students to question assumptions and stereotypes while embracing diversity. Here at ISU, I am pursuing a masters degree in Sociology with a graduate minor in Women and Gender Studies. In the future, I hope to work in the field of international development, specifically with organization that empower rural women in developing regions.
Isaac Gottesman, Associate Professor
Dr. Gottesman is a historian of education and scholar of the social foundations of education with a primary interest in the relationship between education and struggles for social justice. Most of his work focuses on the history of critical scholarship in the field of education, as reflected in the book The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race (Routledge, 2016. In the School of Education, Dr. Gottesman serves as the Division Head of Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Policy (TLLP).