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Lack of diversity on college campuses fuels naïve belief in meritocracy

Runaway income segregation and inequality call attention to the changing conditions of life on each side of the growing economic divide. But as social … Read More

Q&A with Dr. Katja M. Guenther

Dr. Katja M. Guenther, author of “Understanding the Durable Myth of the ‘Irresponsible Pet Owner,'” in the Summer 2023 issue of Contexts, explains that … Read More

Latina, Immigrant, Mother: How Intersectional Recognition Shapes Care and Advocacy

The day was cold, dreary, and wet, as so many November days are in New England. The weather kept attendance low at an English class … Read More

Q&A with Elena G. van Stee

In her Summer 2023 feature article for Contexts, Elena G. van Stee studied the ways students from different class backgrounds experienced and understood … Read More

Meet the Editors: Letta Page

She’s a disarmingly earnest editor, translator of academia, nonfiction revisionary, and domesticated roustabout. Ladies and gentlethems, meet Contexts’ Senior Managing Editor, Letta Page! Letta’s … Read More

Navigating the Path to Legal Status: An Undocumented Immigrant’s Story, Part 3

Part 3: “How Would I Get Past the Wall?” May 24, 2022 The much-anticipated day had finally arrived: it was time for my immigration interview. Read More

navigating the path to legal status: an undocumented immigrant’s story, pt. 2

Part 2: “Do You Have Any Sexually Transmitted Diseases? Are You Sure?” May 18, 2022 We arrived in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, later that day. Stepping … Read More

Navigating the Path to Legal Status: An Undocumented Immigrant’s Story, Pt. 1

Part 1: “No Matter What Happens, Please Don’t Leave Me Here” In 1990, my parents brought our family across the Mexican/American border. I was two … Read More

Meet the Section Editors: Jooyoung Lee

Contexts section editors are the amazing folks who make sure that we have a steady pipeline of fascinating work to share as culture reviews, photo … Read More

Recycling Is Rad!

Have you recently published an important new article or book? Let’s amplify those findings even further!  At Contexts, we accept a range of original … Read More