On the Move: an undergraduate journal of creative geographies is an online publication of writings by students at the  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and previously, students at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. han-2014-spadinaOn the Move showcases new voices and stories by students, scholars, artists, and activists interested in questions of travel, mobility, and movements. Every published story represents many weeks — even months — of hard work grappling with critical concepts, difficult experiences, and complex narrative structures. We publish carefully written stories that feature compelling narratives of mobilities and difference, lived experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, nation, and religion on the move. Many of the stories explicitly address experiences of travel, migration, and (dis)location, but we also welcome a wide range of stories about itineraries and encounters as long as they engage with personally engaged and critically informed narratives of space and (im)mobility. Each story is required to engage research scholarship and cite high quality sources. On the Move has become an archive of creative and inspiring narratives. First created as a class assignment, all stories undergo several rounds of peer review and extensive revision after they are first submitted. The rigorous revision process helps everyone learn to read each other’s work carefully, to critique constructively, and to edit and revise with care. After they are published, the stories are then assigned as required reading in future classes. Our first collection of stories began as personal travel reflections written by students in Professor Ju Hui Judy Han’s third-year cultural geography course on “Spaces of Travel: Unsettling Tourism, Migration, and Everyday Mobilities” taught at the University of Toronto in Fall 2012. In December 2014, we published Volume 2 with 8 stories with more artwork and even a video this time in a new category called Itinerary. Nine more stories and itineraries were published in Volume 3, and the final group of stories from Toronto students were published in 2016-7 as Volume 4. The latest Volume 5 marks the first group of stories written by UCLA students in Prof. Han’s Gender Studies 102 class on power and travel in Spring 2018. Many student editors have worked on On the Move over the years. Most recent student editors include Maham Ferwa and Zahra Rajabi in Toronto and Jamie Azar and Pam Gwen in Los Angeles. [caption id="attachment_816" align="aligncenter" width="500"] On the Move reading in Toronto on April 1, 2014[/caption]

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