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About the journal
Women's Studies in Communication (WSIC) provides a feminist forum for diverse research, reviews, and commentary addressing the relationships between communication and gender. WSIC invites contributions that advance our understanding of the intersections of gender and race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexuality, and class, as well as the articulations between gendered performances, power, and representation in public culture. Topically, and methodologically inclusive, WSIC publishes quantitative, qualitative, and critical communication scholarship drawing from a variety of areas including but not limited to interpersonal, organizational, performance, rhetoric, media, and cultural studies. The editor is committed to promoting the best work that falls within these parameters and also to encouraging the development of new voices and new projects that challenge conventions guiding communication scholarship. Feminist studies concerning queer and transgender politics, masculinity, dis/ability, labor, transnationalism, postcolonialism, and critical race theory are especially encouraged at this time.
To help inspire your research, Editor-Elect Claire Sisco King hand-picked the below articles for your Communication Studies reading list. We hope you enjoy!
- An Appetite for Activism: The Lesbian Avengers and the Queer Politics of Visibility, Erin J. Rand (36:2, 2013)
- Lost in Translation: Challenging (White, Monolingual Feminism's) with Justicia Reproductiva, Kathleen M. Onís (38:1, 2015)
- I AM an Angry Black Woman: Black Feminist Autoethnography, Voice, and Resistance, Rachel Alicia Griffin (35:2, 2012)
Meet the Editor-Elect
Claire Sisco King is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University, where she also teaches in the Cinema & Media Arts program. A critical cultural scholar of media, her work addresses how visual texts construct, circulate, and sometimes challenge hegemonic discourses about identity and subjectivity in U.S. culture. Author of Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2011), she has also published work on horror films, popular art, queer cinema, and celebrity culture. Her most recent work considers how popular media artifacts may provide useful resources for both intersectional feminist critiques and theories of selfhood.
Kristen Hoerl, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Claire Sisco-King, Vanderbilt University
Book and Media Review:
Rachel Griffin, University of Utah
Culture and Commentary:
Lisa Flores, University of Colorado, Boulder
Chase Aunspach, University of Nebraska- Lincoln