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
Robotics and AI
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
Religion and secularism
Education and knowledge production
Media technology and infrastructure
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].
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
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
Srividya Ramasubramanian, Syracuse University, USA
Diana Rios, University of Connecticut, USA
Roopika Risam, Salem State University, 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
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, Northwestern University
Apryl Williams, University of Michigan, USA
Liam Cole Young, Carleton University
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