Global—Local Dimensions of Qualitative Communication Research

CfP Extension – Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research is welcoming submissions through March 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.

*Special Call* Global—Local Dimensions of Qualitative Communication Research

In addition to regular 7,000 word submissions and media submissions, this year’s issue will feature a special section devoted to scholarly discussions concerning global—local dimensions of qualitative communication research. Submissions should: (1) Detail the author’s/authors’ approach to global—local research; (2) Offer an example of global—local research in action (e.g., mini analysis); and (3) Describe how this work uniquely contributes to the study of communication. Topics may include (but are not limited to) theoretical and/or methodological extensions of global—local research that intersect with/derive from: neocolonialism; postcolonialism; cosmopolitanisms; critical/cultural approaches; queer theory; transgender studies; queer of color criticism; affect theories; theories of identity, voice, and agency; feminist approaches; transnational and translocal alliance building; coalitional politics; dialectics; transmodernity; globalization; glocalization. Authors should clearly mark in their cover letter that their submission is for the special call. Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words (excluding references) and be prepared using the same citation systems as regular submissions.

Kaleidoscope is a refereed, annually published print and electronic journal devoted to graduate students who develop philosophical, theoretical, and/or practical applications of qualitative, interpretive, and critical/cultural communication research. We welcome scholarship from current graduate students in Communication Studies and related cognate areas/disciplines. We especially encourage contributions that rigorously expand scholars’ understanding of a diverse range of communication phenomena.

In addition to our ongoing commitment to written scholarship, we are interested in ways scholars are exploring the possibilities of new technologies and media to present their research. Kaleidoscope welcomes scholarship forms such as video/audio/photo of staged performance, experimental performance art, or web-based artistic representations of scholarly research. Web-based scholarship should be accompanied by a word-processed artist’s statement of no more than five pages. We invite web-based content that is supplemental to manuscript-based scholarship (e.g., a manuscript discussing a staged performance could be supplemented by video footage from said performance).

Submissions must not be under review elsewhere or have appeared in any other published form. Manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages (double-spaced) or 7,000 words (including notes and references) and can be prepared following MLA, APA, or Chicago style. All submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and have a detached title page listing the author’s/authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation, and contact information. Authors should remove all identifying references from the manuscript. To be hosted on the Kaleidoscope website, media files should not exceed 220 MB in size. Larger files can be streamed within the Kaleidoscope website but must be hosted externally. Authors must hold rights to any content published in Kaleidoscope, and permission must be granted and documented from all participants in any performance or presentation.

Please direct any questions to the editor, Gregory Sean Hummel.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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