The goals of Touchstone are to increase awareness of the scholarly and creative work of the faculty at Hostos and provide an outlet for work that is on its way to outside publication. In accordance to these goals, Touchstone publishes a diverse range of scholarship from the Hostos Community. This diversity of imaginative and creative work represents the many talents of the faculty here at Hostos.

Touchstone accepts works in English or Spanish on any of the following:

  • Original scholarship on teaching and learning
  • Scholarly articles from any discipline
  • Best practices
  • Conference presentations or reports
  • Classroom-based research
  • Teaching challenges
  • Personal essays or editorials
  • WAC and beyond
  • Book reviews
  • Creative works

Dr. Jason Buchanan is the new editor of Touchstone. The journal accepts a wide range of publications, so it’s very amenable to any work in any stage of production. Send your articles using discipline appropriate citation to Professor Buchanan ( by December 31, 2020. The entire editorial staff at Touchstone eagerly awaits your submissions!

Touchstone Committee Members

  • Prof. Jason Buchanan
  • Prof. Anne Lovering Rounds
  • Prof. Diana Macri
  • Prof. Lisa Tappeiner
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TOUCHSTONE V.10.1 "2019"

Spring 2019

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TOUCHSTONE V.9.1 "2017"

Fall 2017

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TOUCHSTONE V.8.1 "2016"

Fall 2016

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TOUCHSTONE V.7.1 "2014"

Spring 2014

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TOUCHSTONE V.5.1 "2012"

Spring 2012


TOUCHSTONE V.4.1 "2011"

Spring 2011


TOUCHSTONE V.3.1 "2010"

Spring 2010


TOUCHSTONE V.2.1 "2009"

Spring 2009


TOUCHSTONE V.1.1 "2008"

Spring 2008

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