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
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 submission site is now live. Please use the Submission Portal.
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