Our Commitments

Climate justice and environmental justice cannot coexist with white supremacy in any of its forms. Edge Effects stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the Land Back movement, the Stop AAPI Hate movement, the anti-war student protests, and all those who are working to build more just worlds.

The Edge Effects editorial board seeks to highlight the voices of people whose perspectives are too often excluded or tokenized within the environmental humanities, environmental studies, and academia more broadly. We especially welcome contributions by people of color, Black and Indigenous people, and those with underrepresented genders, including trans men, women (both cis and trans), and nonbinary, gender fluid, and two-spirit individuals. We maintain our longstanding interest in publishing graduate students, early career scholars, contingent faculty, those who do research at the intersections of the sciences, the arts, and humanities, and who work outside university walls.

Although we strive to publish a diverse array of interdisciplinary voices, we know that “diversity and inclusion” are not enough. We acknowledge that the academic fields in which we’re situated as graduate students are complicit in the historical and ongoing violences of settler colonialism, cis-heterosexism, imperialism, ableism, and racism. We commit to learning more about the ways our editorial praxis, our board, and our publication can be transformed by decolonial, queer feminist, and anti-racist practices.

Featured image: Mural on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, painted on a boarded-up window after a series of Black Lives Matter protests during the summer of 2020. Photo by Ken Fager, 2020. Mural by KW, 2020.