About Aletheia 

Aletheia was founded in 2020 by four Arts & Science students who wanted to highlight the amazing work produced in the program, and provide Arts & Science students with valuable experience as either Peer Reviewers or published Authors.

 

About the program

 

McMaster’s Arts & Science program is a small and interdisciplinary program, in which students take a variety of courses with a focus on developing strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Many of the courses require end-of-term research-based essays, and students have the freedom to focus on a wide array of socio-political issues. Aletheia aims to provide a platform for this unique work to be showcased to peers, prospective students, and friends and family members of students. Courses that are likely to be featured in the journal are Global Challenges Inquiry, Social and Political Thought, Technology & Society, Alumni Experience Inquiry, and Literature.

 

Objectives

 

Inspiration for the journal came during a difficult summer of COVID-19, and a hope for opportunities to foster inter-year collaboration in the remote-learning school year. In its inaugural year, we brought together a team of talented students from across all years of the program: Peer Reviewers who provided detailed feedback and commentary on authors’ submissions, and Graphics Designers who created the journal’s website and artwork.

We hope that our publications will give other students in the program a chance to see what their peers are doing in a variety of Arts & Science courses, to help with their own writing and to connect them to others with similar research interests. We also hope that the journal might present the opportunity for prospective students and alumni to see the amazing and innovative work continually produced in the program.

 
 

Meet the Team

CHIEF EDITORS

Rhea Murti

Editor-in-Chief

Arts & Science Level IV

Anand Sergeant

Editor-in-Chief

Arts & Science Level IV

Oishee Ghosh

Editor-in-Training

Arts & Science Level II

Zahra Panju

Editor-in-Training

Arts & Science Level II

REVIEWERS

Tessa Bray

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests:

Molecular and cell biology, Health economics, English literature

Yona Grossman

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests:

Evin Huang

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests:

Intersectionality, Identity, Nutrition/Physiology

Micah Maerov

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests:

History, Law, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Human conduct with regard to climate change

Gillian Maltz

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests:

English literature, critical theory, women’s studies, psychosocial research

Ezra Nadler

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests:

Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Psychology, Religion

Vanessa Natareno

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level III

Special Interests: 

Gender performativity, animal rights/ethics, Organizational psych

Wendy Pope

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level IV

Special Interests:

Noah Smith

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level IV

Special Interests:

Evolutionary Psych, Neuroscience, Mindfulness

Ryan Tse

Peer Reviewer

Arts & Science Level IV

Special Interests:

Literature, political rhetoric, linguistics, infrastructure and public space, protest techniques and frameworks, faith and religion

GRAPHICS

Bohmee Kim

Graphic Designer

Arts & Science Level I

Elena Wells

Website Designer

Arts & Science Level V

 

Applications for the Editorial Board will open in May 2021, and applications for the Staff Team will open in August 2021.

 

Requirements: 

  • Editorial Board: previous experience on Aletheia Staff Team required

  • Peer Reviewers: 3rd or 4th year in Artsci, no previous editing experience required

  • Graphics/Website Designer: open to all years, previous design experience required

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