Call for Proposals: Special Issue: ‘Race Matters’ in Applied Communication Research, Journal of Applied Communication Research. Deadline: February 11, 2021.
In 2008, Mark P. Orbe and Brenda J. Allen published a critique of race-related research appearing in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, and in doing so, conceptualized a typology of different genres of race-related scholarship in the field of communication. This proposed JACR special issue is designed to create an academic space that highlights applied communication research that centralizes race—and through intersectionality, other salient aspects of identity—in meaningful ways. In essence, the special issue situates JACR as a productive location for engaged research that centralizes race as both a theoretical anchor and powerful point of praxis. Authors are invited to submit proposals of theoretically-informed applied communication research that engages the social construction of race at the center of analysis. The guest editors for the proposed special issue are Mark P. Orbe, Western Michigan University, and Jasmine T. Austin, Texas State University.