JFDE New Issue (Summer 2022)


We are excited to announce the release of a new JFDE issue. The summer 2022 issue of JFDE features scholarship that illuminates the education experiences of several different historically marginalized communities and expands scholarly boundaries in multiple important ways. In this issue, we are also pleased to introduce a new feature, “Community Conversations,” that seeks to make good on our editorial commitment to support “educators, community stakeholders, organizers, scholar-activists and public scholarship by publishing and promoting timely work that advances social justice agendas.” Our first community conversation involved critical scholars and activists discussing the impact antiLGBTQ+ policies are having on students, teachers, and building leaders. We hope that after reading and gaining critical insights on the implications these anti-LGBTQ+ policies have on schools and the implications of the various topics discussed in the collection of articles featured in this issue, readers will feel compelled to act or to continue in their activism or advocacy work.


JFDE New Issue


It is our great pleasure to share with you a new issue of JFDE.  Since the journal's inception, it has strived to feature research and practices that highlight social justice-oriented work and challenge traditional school-partnership tropes. Unfortunately, over the past year, we have seen heightened tensions between schools and communities resulting from political division and culture wars, the impact of a global pandemic, and the ongoing systemic oppression of minoritized communities. Providing a venue for critical scholarship in this area is more important than ever. We hope that you will find the articles in this issue, which includes Part I of a special issue on Co-Designing Educational Justice and Wellbeing with Families and Communities (from guest editors Ann M. Ishimaru and Megan Bang), as compelling and timely as we do. We encourage JFDE readers to share this new issue widely so that we can continue to promote dialogue on these important topics.


It is our great pleasure to share with you the first volume of the JFDE published under new editorial leadership. Within this issue, we share the work of a diverse group of scholars whose research reflects the reimagined focus and scope of the JFDE. Collectively these works challenge deficit and racist ideologies that perpetually surround historically marginalized families, parents, and communities. We hope that these pieces serve as a reminder for JFDE readers to continue engaging in practices, research, and work that creates equitable, collectivist, liberatory, and humanizing spaces with and alongside historically marginalized families, parents, and communities.

Welcome to the JFDE!



We would like to warmly welcome you to the Journal of Family Diversity in Education.

In addition to being a reader, please consider serving as a reviewer and submitting your work to the journal.

Monica Miller Marsh, Ph.D. and Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, Ph.D.

JFDE  Co-Editors


Ilfa Zhulamanova

Editorial Assistant