NCFR Celebrates Allen’s First Issue as Editor of JFTR

Katherine Allen

NCFR's Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR) publishes original contributions in all areas of family theory, including advancing theories through critical and metatheoretical projects, and comprehensive reviews of literature and media.

The March 2023 issue (Volume 15 Issue 1) of JFTR is available to read online and marks the beginning tenure of new editor Katherine R. Allen, Ph.D. Two articles from the issue are open access to the public.

Dr. Allen opens up this issue with her hopes for the future of family theory and JFTR. She praises the leadership of her predecessors, the dedication of her editorial team, and the work of “the many authors, reviewers, and guest editors who have made a commitment to JFTR as a stellar outlet for their scholarship.” 

Dr. Allen introduced two new ongoing features for forthcoming issues: Emerging Voices—an outlet for students and new professionals to contribute fresh ideas—and Reflexive Voices, “in which family theorizing and scholarship is positioned in dialog with the author's analysis of their personal, professional, and political commitments.” 

Dr. Allen also announced several forthcoming JFTR special issues: Theorizing Singlehood (guest edited by Erin Lavender-Stott, Susan Brown, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, and Wendy Manning); International Perspectives on Families' Challenges and Resilience during Global Adversity (guest edited by Ana Paula Relvas and Carla Crespo); and Theorizing Academia (guest edited by Ramona Faith Oswald and Anisa Zvonkovic). 

This issue includes articles grouped under two themes. The first, “Theoretical Advances” conceptualizes new concepts, and analyzes research at greater dimensions and deeper excavation. It includes an article on family systems and obesity by NCFR members Josh R. Novak, Ph.D., Keeley Pratt, Ph.D., IMFT-S, Daphne C. Hernandez, Ph.D., M.S.Ed., FAAHB, and Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., LMFT, M.P.H. 

The second group of articles contain scoping and systemic “Reviews on Parenting Processes.” One article worth noting is by NCFR members Darcey K. deSouza, Ph.D., Hua Lin, Ph.D., and Ronald B. Cox, Ph.D., on immigrant parents and children navigating two languages.

See all articles from JFTR's March 2023 issue.