Comments on Race/Ethnicity
"Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts is in many ways just the journal we now urgently need. Themed, transnational, challenging disciplinary boundaries even as it presents work solidly rooted in disciplines, rigorous and engaged, it is already producing issues redefining old and important questions. Calling on the insights of established scholars, and indeed leading its issues with a classic essay deserving revisiting, it is also engaging the energies and contributions of new scholars, who are in many ways best trained to conceptualize research and advocacy in the broad and challenging terms that this exciting journal lays out."
-- David Roediger, Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Here is a journal that offers a space for research that challenges reductionism, transcends disciplinary borders, and rejects ideological dictates against rigorous reflection on race and ethnicity."
-- Lewis R. Gordon, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Judaic Studies and Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies at Temple University
"Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts promises to create a vibrate venue for scholars writing at the intersections of the issues that have transformed disciplinary knowledge in the academy: globalization, ethnicity, sexuality, citizenship, cultural production, performance, law, gender, labor, activism, embodiment and power. As a journal, it will fill a much needed void by offering thematically organized issues, balanced between the social sciences and the humanities, that allow for comparative investigations into the complexities of ethnicity across time and space. Radically interdisciplinary, the journal provides a vehicle for both established and emerging scholars to consider and redefine the questions central to understanding racialization in a global context."
-- Juana María Rodríguez, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley
"This new journal promises to be an international forum on the politics of that existential boundary definitive of all human encounters—the boundary marking "outsiders" from "insiders," on the bases of race, ethnicity, language, culture, and/or nationhood. I have high hopes that it will set new standards for the conceptual as well as historical debates on this ever important topic."
-- Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Departments of Modern Culture and Media, Comparative Literature, and English
"Race/Ethnicity is a unique and daring intervention in racial and ethnic studies that challenges existing borders and boundaries - between the established disciplines, between the academy and grassroots activism, and between the local and the global. By facilitating engagement and dialogue across these lines, Race/Ethnicity provides us with a fresh and compelling vision of what a truly integrated study and understanding of racialization might look like."
-- Michael Omi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley