Founded in 2010, Eleven was named in the spirit of Marx’s Eleventh Thesis from Theses on Feuerbach: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” Inspired by these words, Eleven seeks to publish socially impactful research, and to take undergraduate learning into our own hands through collaborative editorial work. We see our peers as a resource: Each one teach one.
Eleven is run by and for undergraduates—students design and execute the editing and publishing processes with the mission of providing a platform for the rigorous and sociologically engaged research of our peers. Historically we have published research from all over the globe. Recent issues have featured topics such as the reconstruction of the American Dream by Latinx immigrants who contend with criminalized identity, adolescent victimization within and beyond the classroom, and the implications of cyber surveillance under South Korea’s Park administration.
Eleven seeks and publishes both quantitative and qualitative research, and encourages interdisciplinary conversation between sociology and other fields. Our audience extends beyond our own UC Berkeley sociological community to students and faculty at universities nationwide.