LSU Faculty Named Editors-in-Chief of Academic Journal, Taboo


Two LSU faculty have been named editors-in-chief of the renowned international peer-reviewed academic journal, Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education. Associate Professors Lori Martin in the Department of Sociology and Kenneth Fasching-Varner in the School of Education are the new editors of this journal that focuses on the relationship between education and its socio-cultural context.

Taboo draws upon multiple contextualizing disciplines including cultural studies, curriculum theorizing, feminist studies, the social foundations of education, critical pedagogy, multiculturalism and interculturalism, queer theory and symbolic interactionism.

“This journal is a well-respected journal that puts forward an important series of conversations that push the outer edges of education, culture and sociology,” Fasching-Varner said.

The journal is published twice a year and features articles, commentaries, book reviews and guest edited special issues.

Martin’s areas of scholarly expertise and interest are in race and ethnicity, demography, racial wealth inequality, asset poverty and the intersection of race and sports. Fasching-Varner’s areas of scholarly expertise and interest center on the intersection of white racial identity, critical race theory and culturally relevant pedagogy.

“This editorship supports the creative and intellectual work taking place in both sociology and education here at LSU, and we are thrilled to lead this journal forward in the years to come,” Martin said.

Martin and Fasching-Varner are both faculty members on the Curriculum Theory Project and the African and African-American Studies program at LSU.




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