The Undergraduate Journal of Ethics, Policy, and Social Justice

The Undergraduate Journal of Ethics, Policy, and Social Justice seeks to provide a space for original undergraduate work that exhibits critical thinking through a social justice lens.


Submissions should be 1,500 to 5,000 words and prepared for anonymous review (no indications of who the author is included in the submission).  To submit, please complete the submission form.  Final deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 5.  See the Call for Papers (note the deadline extension to March 5) for more information.  And please contact Ryan Mendoza ( and/or Dr. Cory Aragon ( with any questions.

Submission form link:


Associate Editors take a lecture (3 units) during the Spring semester, facilitated by Dr. Cory Aragon of the Philosophy Department. Here, students learn how to critically evaluate papers and give constructive feedback for submissions. Editors then agree on which research papers will be accepted for publishing in the journal

Applications for Associate Editors are now closed and will reopen Fall 2024. 

Once papers have been accepted, students contributing art to the journal will read the accepted papers and create art based on their perception of what they have read.

If interested, please contact Dr. Aragon


Volume 1 - Spring 2022 

Letter from the Editor
Mia Miller

Methodological Madness: A Call to Know Better
Omari Kamau Wa-Tenza Cunningham

Dissecting Anti-Trans Legislation’s Relationship with Transitioning:
A Surgical Analysis

Leon Trey Garcia

A Philosophical Consideration of the American Consumers’ Gut Microbiome and Its Relation to Food Justice
Lauren J. Hartogh

Addressing the Racial Gap in Academic Achievement Through Policy
Emily Reyes

Ethics Bowl Feature: Billionaires in Space
Rebecca Grant Prentice and Natalie Uribe


Executive Editor

Ryan Mendoza

Managing Editor

Dr. Cory Aragon