Ethnic Studies Review (ESR) is the official publication of the Association For Ethnic Studies (formerly the National Association for Ethnic Studies). From its inception, Ethnic Studies Review has provided a venue and forum for all interested in and committed to Ethnic Studies, and remains committed to this inclusivity. ESR is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal. As such, the journal publishes peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, commentary, and creative works by artists, educators, community leaders and organizations, independent scholars and researchers, on all aspects of Ethnic Studies. Topics and subjects addressed by the journal include, but not limited to social movements, migration, media and communication, and issues of importance to disparate communities.
Today, ESR strives to continue to push the boundaries of Ethnic Studies from within traditional academic and professional criteria, which too often represent, present and repeat many of the flawed and unethical practices and processes that have historically harmed too many people due to white-supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity and capitalism. The journal remains committed to the critiques of such oppression while advocating for the advancement of all who have experienced harm as a result of these oppressive structures, institutions and practices. ESR is a historically important journal that was, is and will forever be driven by the promotion of social justice and the struggle to eradicate racism, sexism and class-elitism.
A note on title history: Ethnic Studies Review began in 1978 under the title Explorations in Ethnic Studies. Explorations in Ethnic Studies merged with its sister publication, Explorations in Sights and Sounds, and began publishing under the title Ethnic Studies Review in 1996.