Introducing veteran critical theory Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Research on student veterans is in an infant state. As veterans continue to enroll in institutions of higher education, researchers must explore new ways of knowing student veterans. It is not enough to only describe and model this growing demographic, researchers must also have a tool for criticism and question. The next in an important tradition of emancipatory paradigms, this article suggests a critical theory built on current critical conversations but adapted for the unique characteristics of the student veteran. The article defines the need for a critical theory (Veteran Critical Theory), explains 11 tenets for this new theory, and discusses how these tenets could be used by administrators, faculty, student affairs professionals, and students in the higher education community.

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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Phillips, G. A., & Lincoln, Y. S.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Phillips, Glenn A||Lincoln, Yvonna S

publication date

  • August 2017