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