Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations.

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) is a peer reviewed, free online journal housed in the Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University.

This internationally recognized journal produces one annual themed spring edition focused around current issues and topics. While the articles primarily draw authors from the social sciences, we have also facilitated interdisciplinary collaborations among authors from the arts, humanities, natural sciences and the social sciences.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Issue 39 (May 2017)

Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education

This special issue of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) captures work and experiences in higher education as they relate to changes and challenges around diversifying U.S. college campuses. Race, class, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and citizenship shape contemporary conversations about campus climate, curricular content, organizational structures, decision making and the disparate impacts of related policy changes or stagnation. These conversations shape the everyday experiences of faculty and staff, and ultimately are linked to student success.

Front Matter


Joshua S. Smith and Meredith Conover-Williams

Vantage Points


Lindsay Mixer



Faculty Under Attack
Abby L. Ferber



Approaches to Diversity Education: A Critical Assessment
Thomas W. Brignall III and Thomas L. Van Valey


Breaking Down Silos: Teaching for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Across Disciplines
Erica E. Hartwell, Kirsten Cole, Sarah K. Donovan, Ruth L. Greene, Stephanie L. Burrell Storms, and Theodora Williams


SLICES: Critical Theory as Praxis and Research-Based Service Learning
Anna C. Smedley-López, Heidi R. Johnson, and Arléne Amarante


The Burden of Invisible Work in Academia: Social Inequalities and Time Use in Five University Departments
University of Oregon Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group

Book Reviews



David Longstreth


Fat in the Academy
Torisha Stone


Meredith Conover-Williams, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology

Joshua S. Smith
Department of Sociology

Co-Managing Editors

Heather Clark
Jennifer Miles