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Communication and Race

Launching in 2024

Call for Papers

Inaugural Editor: Armond R. Towns

Launching in 2024 as a journal of the National Communication Association, Communication and Race welcomes submissions that address theorizations of race infrequently published elsewhere. Communication and Race rejects the idea that race is relevant only in reaction to recently publicized events of racism. Instead, the journal’s point of departure is that race plays a significant role in the global circulation of epistemological, political, social, and economic relations. Communication and Race assumes that the serious study of race is of value for a collective push toward thinking about new forms of humanity, far beyond Western race, while also developing a rigorous understanding of Western racial practices. Communication and Race strives to play a central role in imagining a different world, which does not ascribe a higher reality to Europe and its limited classifications of humanity.

While emerging from the field of communication studies, Communication and Race encourages submissions from across the disciplines, with an eye toward fresh theorizations of race. Such approaches may be rhetorical, media analytic, quantitative, qualitative, philosophical, historical and historiographic, (auto)ethnographic, performative, and more. A list of topics and areas of interest for Communication and Race include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Global poverty and debt

  • (Neo)colonialism and decolonization

  • Climate crises

  • Robotics and AI

  • Information economies

  • Migration, borders, and refugees

  • Militarism and (anti)imperialism

  • Finance and consumer capitalism

  • Labor and unionization

  • Media archaeology and ecology

  • Gender and sexuality

  • Law and legal studies

  • Nuclear power

  • Health communication

  • State-sanctioned violence

  • Mass incarceration

  • Nationalism

  • Fascism

  • Religion and secularism

  • Education and knowledge production

  • Intellectual histories

  • Literature

  • Media technology and infrastructure

Submission Guidelines

Communication and Race is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. Essays should be submitted in MS Word, be no more than 9,000 words long, and should adhere to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style in bibliographical endnote format.

Manuscripts submitted to Communication and Race must not be under review elsewhere or have appeared in any other published forms.

The journal’s submission site is forthcoming. For any questions about the journal or the submissions process, or to submit a piece, please email the Editor Armond Towns, at [email protected].

Editorial Board

Walid Afifi, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Isra Ali, New York University, USA

Raisa Alvarado, California State University, San Bernardino, USA

Reynaldo Anderson, Temple University, USA

Osei Appiah, The Ohio State University, USA

Godfried Asante, San Diego State University, USA

Neda Atanasoski, University of Maryland, USA

Jillian Baez, Hunter College, CUNY, USA

Jared Ball, Morgan State University, USA

Shakuntala Banaji, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Sara Baugh-Harris, Davidson College, USA

Jody Berland, York University, Canada

Boatema Boateng, University of California, San Diego, USA

Andre Brock, Georgia Institute of Technology

Simone Browne, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Susana Vargas Cervantes, Carleton University, Canada

Paula Chakravartty, New York University, USA

Karma Chavez, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Kundai Chirindo, Lewis & Clark College, USA

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Meredith Clark, Northeastern University , USA

Beth Coleman, University of Toronto, Canada

Robin Means Coleman, Northwestern University, USA

Jose Cortez, University of Oregon, USA

E Cram, University of Iowa, USA

Patricia Davis, Northeastern University, USA

Sharde Davis, University of Connecticut, USA

Travis Dixon, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Mohan J. Dutta, Massey University

Sebastian Franklin, Kings College London, UK

Lisa Flores, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Reighan Gillam, University of Southern California

Marnel Niles Goins, Marymount University, USA

Herman Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Kishonna L. Gray, University of Kentucky, USA

Rachel Alicia Griffin, University of Utah, USA

Jaime Guzman, California State University, Northridge, USA

Rona Halualani, San Jose State University, USA

Tina Harris, Louisiana State University, USA

Radha Hegde, New York University, USA

Faiza Hirji, McMaster University, Canada

Atiya Husain, Carleton University, Canada

Ronald Jackson, II, University of Cincinnati, USA

Sarah J. Jackson, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis, USA

Ralina Joseph, University of Washington, USA

R.A. Judy, , University of Pittsburgh, USA

Lilly Irani, , University of California, San Diego, USA

Zenia Kish, University of Tulsa, USA

Rachel Kuo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign , USA

Chenjerai Kumanyika, Rutgers University, USA

Kehbuma Langmia, Howard University, USA

Jose Angel Maldonado, University of South Florida, USA

Madhavi Mallapragada, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Cerise Green Manigault, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Jeffrey McCune, University of Rochester, USA

Charlton McIlwain, New York University, USA

Kimberly Moffitt, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kelli Moore, New York University, USA

Megan Morrissey, University of North Texas

Thomas Nakayama, Northeastern University, USA

Tiara Na’Puti, University of California, Irvine, USA

LeiLani Nishime,  University of Washington, USA

Omedi Ochieng, Denison University, USA

David Oh, Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA

Kent Ono, University of Utah, USA

Dorthy Pennington, University of Kansas, USA

Raul Perez, LaVerne University, USA

Gloria Pindi, California State University San Marco

Monica Ponder, Howard University, USA

Aswin Punathambekar, University of Virginia, USA

Srividya Ramasubramanian, Syracuse University, USA

Diana Rios, University of Connecticut, USA

Roopika Risam, Darthmouth College, USA

Sarah Sharma, University of Toronto, Canada

Raka Shome, Villanova University, USA

Kumi Silva, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Rianka Singh, York University, Canada

Stacey Sowards, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Hortense J. Spillers, Vanderbilt University, USA

Nicole Starosielski, New York University, USA

Catherine Knight Steele, University of Maryland, USA

Sean J. Upshaw, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Angharad Valdivia, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Anjai Vats, University of Pittsburgh

Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest University, USA

Myra Washington, University of Utah, USA

Alexander Weheliye, Brown University, USA

Apryl Williams, University of Michigan, USA

Liam Cole Young, Carleton University

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