Spring 2024

Transformation Volume 1 Issue 3


A Journal of Dialogue, Research, and Advocacy 

Steve Parks, University of Virginia
Lori Shorr, Temple University 

“There is always pain to be dealt with in therapy… that has been passed on through history or in their recent circumstances” 

A Dialogue on Historical Violence and Healing 

Featuring Rotimi Akinsete,
Psychotherapist, Rotimiakinsete.com 

I have learned that true strength lies… in the ability to understand, empathize, and work together towards common goals”  

A Dialogue on Democracy and Authoritarianism 

Featuring Felix Maradiaga,
Democratic Futures Project,
University of Virginia 

“I want people to understand that I recognize their humanity” 

 A Dialogue on Trauma and Care 

Featuring Brandon Brown,
Philadelphia Healthy and Safe Schools Initiative  

“You mess with one, you mess with all!”  

A Testimonio 

Raphael Ivan Reyes Juarez,
The University of Texas at El Paso   

“We are strong people. We can decide for ourselves:”  

A Dialogue on Advocacy and the Academy 

Featuring Jhanisse Vaca-Daza,
Rios de Pie 


Book Reviews 

Religion without Violence: The Practice and Philosophy of Scriptural Reasoning. By Peter Ochs. With David F. Ford. (Cascade Books, 2019.) 

Reviewed by Stephen Thomas Betts,
University of Virginia

Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point. By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. (New York: Crown, 2023.) 

Rachel Maxfield, University of Virginia