Communication and Race

A New Launch Journal

About Communication and Race

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

          Meet the editor

          Armond R. Towns is an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

          He earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include, but are not limited to, black studies, cultural studies, communication and media history, political economy, continental philosophy, and the philosophy and science of race.

          His book, On Black Media Philosophy, was published in early 2022 with the University of California Press. He has published research in venues such as Cultural Studies, Communication Theory, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and American Quarterly.

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          Ready to submit?

          Find out how to submit your paper by reading the Instructions for Authors.