Call for Nominations: Editor, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 2022

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Nominations: Editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. Deadline: 15 May 2022.

The World Communication Association (WCA) is soliciting nominations for the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (JICR). Self-nominations are welcome. The appointment is for 3 years, beginning on January 1, 2023. JICR publishes qualitative and quantitative research on interrelationships between culture and communication. Generally, research published in JICR emphasizes non-mediated contexts.

All manuscripts submitted for publication to the JICR are initially reviewed by the Editor for appropriate content and style. If approved by the Editor, manuscripts are then reviewed by two anonymous reviewers in a double-blind review process. Reviewers are chosen by the Editor based on their expertise with a submitted manuscript’s topic, methodology, and research foci. On special occasions or in special editions, the Editor may invite authors with a particular expertise to submit manuscripts for publication. In such cases, the publication decision rests with the Editor. Such manuscripts are designated as “Invited.”

A complete nomination package includes a letter of application from the candidate, which should include a mission statement for the editorship; the candidate’s vitae (CV); minimum of 2 letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work, experience and suitability for the task of journal editing; and a letter of institutional support from the candidate’s home institution. The successful candidate will be a member of the Board of Directors of World Communication Association during the appointment term as Editor, and will be provided with some annual financial editorial support from the Association. Although the term begins on January 1, 2023, the successful candidate will work with the current editor during part of 2022 to facilitate the transition process.

Please send your nomination package at your earliest convenience to WCA Secretary-General Dr. Cheng Zeng.

Call for Nominations: Communication & Race Editor

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Call for Nominations/ Applications: Communication and Race, Editor-elect. Deadline: January 31, 2022.


The journal Communication and Race is a new peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. The journal publishes original scholarship on the centrality of race, racism, and colonialism to the praxis of communication. The journal contributes in distinct ways to the Communication discipline by building on the theories and epistemologies of Black, Ethnic, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian studies scholars.

During 2022, NCA’s Publications Council will nominate an Editor-Elect (or co-Editors- Elect) for the new journal. The appointed Editor, who will serve as the journal’s founding Editor, will begin processing manuscripts early in 2023, and will oversee the volumes for 2024-2026. The journal is to be published four times each year.

Faberllull: Residency in Migration & Refugee Movements (Spain/Andorra)

Professional OpportunitiesResidency in Migration and Refugee Movements in the 21st Century, faberllull, Olot, Spain or La Massana, Andorra, 1-11 February 2022. Deadline: 24 November 2021.

This is an open call to researchers from the social sciences, writers or journalists, or other professionals, who are currently working on a project related to this topic and who would like to benefit from one of the grants offered at faberllull.

In recent years, we have been witnessing a change of era in human mobility. In an increasingly turbulent world, international migration can no longer be explained from the classic standpoint of going to work in another country in search of greater economic well-being. Increasingly, migratory movements are conditioned by a whole host of factors related to political change, opposition to a regime, war, ideological persecution and the effects of climate change or speculative capitalism.

In recent years, the need has also arisen to think critically about migrant reception policies and to identify systematic and grassroot initiatives that could promote greater solidarity and social justice.

The aim of this residency is to offer a working space that will help fuel the inspiration and exchange of ideas between researchers from the various social sciences, as well as writers and journalists working in the fields of migration and asylum, so that they can further their current investigations and writings, and share their knowledge with other professionals in the sector.

Smithsonian: Curatorial Internships in African/American Crafts (USA but Online)

Professional OpportunitiesCuratorial Internships in African-American and African crafts, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. but virtual, January-April 2022. Deadline: November 20, 2021.

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce two new virtual internship positions as part of the African American Craft Initiative (AACI) and the Crafts of African Fashion (CAF) project. Beginning this winter, the internships will run from January to April 2022 and are part-time.

Working under the supervision and mentorship of curator Diana N’Diaye and project coordinator Sloane Keller, interns will have the opportunity to listen and learn from experiences of African and African American artists and artisans in their own words and participate in activities to amplify these powerful legacies for generations to come. The primary assignment will involve working as part of the initiative team, conducting research, and helping to coordinate programming activities. The interns will also learn about the Crafts of African Fashion project and assist with the development of funding proposals and programmatic activities. Selected applicants will receive a stipend of $1,500.

CFP: Building Structures for Intercultural Integration (Cyprus)

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Call for proposals: Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus. Deadline: November 21, 2021.


The Council of Europe is looking for consultants to undertake the development of a prototype methodology to monitor social cohesion at the local level in Cyprus in the framework of the project “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus”. This project aims to support the Republic of Cyprus in implementing its National Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals 2020-2022, by empowering local authorities, NGOs, and migrant organisations to be part of the integration process.

The project will use the COE’S Intercultural Cities tools to address the challenges of migrant integration, in particular related to building trust, fostering community cohesion and managing diversity as a resource…A Provider is to be selected to develop a methodology and test it via a prototype tool to monitor social cohesion at the local level in Cyprus. The goal of this methodology is to enable the project stakeholders to measure the impact of integration actions.

Call for Nominations: JIIC Editor

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Nominations/ Applications: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication Editor-Elect. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

The Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (JIIC) is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association (NCA). JIIC publishes original scholarship that expands understanding of international, intercultural, and cross-cultural communication. Widely interdisciplinary, JIIC features diverse perspectives and methods, including qualitative, quantitative, critical, and textual approaches to intellectual inquiry.

During 2022, NCA’s Publications Council will nominate an Editor-Elect (or co-Editors- Elect) for JIIC. The newly appointed Editor will begin processing manuscripts early in 2023 and will oversee the volumes for 2024-2026. The journal is published four times each year.

NYU: Visiting Scholars, Asian/Pacific/American Institute (USA)

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Visiting Scholars, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University. New York, USA. Deadline: 16 August 2021.


The A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Program extends specified courtesy titles and privileges to scholars of distinction who visit the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University in order to engage in research and scholarship, and in general scholarly and cultural interaction with New York University’s faculty and students. The courtesy title may not be granted for the purpose of providing free courses or other privileges to graduate or post-graduate students, or for the sole purpose of providing library privileges. Visiting Scholars are considered guests of the University and the A/P/A Institute who may visit for a temporary period of up to one year (2021-22, renewable). The title Visiting Scholar may be granted to scholars who hold academic appointments elsewhere, to those who have no academic affiliation, or to younger scholars who are sufficiently proficient in their disciplines to be accepted as colleagues by the University’s faculty, but who have yet to obtain academic appointments.

NOTE: There are also other programs of potential interest at A/P/A.

CFP Ethics & Aesthetics of Encountering the Other (UK)

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Call for proposals: Digital Provocations SeriesEthics & Aesthetics of Encountering the Other (ETHER): New Frameworks for Engaging with Difference. Deadline for abstract submission: 8 January 2021.

Organizers are inviting linguists working in areas including but not restricted to: linguistic anthropology, educational linguistics, sociology, multilingualism, multimodality, communication studies, language education, intercultural communication etc. to contribute to ETHER’s Digital Provocations Series. A digital provocation is a specific data-based example of linguistic inquiry which illustrates how ETHER’s core question speaks to your own research agenda, specifically responding to the theme of Seminar 1: The Art of Seeing and Hearing the Other. There are two ways to contribute:

1) A short (7-10 minutes) pre-recorded video presentation (e.g. in Zoom / Teams or a similar digital platform with which you are familiar) focusing on a relevant aspect of your research. The presentation should be aimed at a non-specialised interdisciplinary audience of international academics as well as users of academic research.

2) An original blog entry written specifically for ETHER which introduces your research in an accessible format to the above audiences. The blog should contain relevant examples of data.

The detailed call is available here.

NCA IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Participation: NCA IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Strategic Plan Task Force, National Communication Association, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15, 2021.

NCA is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and seeks to address how the association can be responsive and transformative in this historical juncture when questions of justice and representation dominate both our national conversations as well as our professional and institutional inquires and actions. Following in the spirit of the recent renaming of the NCA Diversity Council as the IDEA Council, the commitment to create several NCA IDEA Awards for scholarship and institutional excellence, and other significant progress that NCA has made in changing key processes, the next step is to engage in the creation of a comprehensive IDEA – inclusion, diversity, equity, and access – strategic plan for NCA.

This call seeks volunteers to be members of this IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force. Additionally, any volunteers who are interested in co-chairing this Task Force also are welcome. To volunteer, please send an e-mail message explaining your interest in being on the Task Force and highlighting your experience in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access work in NCA or at your home institution. Please send your statement of interest and a CV to Roseann M. Mandziuk by January 15, 2021.

The IDEA Strategic Plan Task Force will be officially constituted and publicly announced by February 1, 2021. The Task Force’s charge will be to produce an IDEA Strategic Plan to be submitted to NCA’s Executive Committee by February 1, 2022.

Collaborative work among Task Force members to create the IDEA Strategic Plan will take place using video conferencing and other electronic means. The Task Force will meet at the 107th NCA Convention in Seattle in November 2021, and also will host a discussion forum at this Convention to gather member input and to share their work to that point. Pending approval by the NCA Executive Committee, the NCA IDEA Strategic Plan would be officially presented at our 108th Annual Convention in 2022 to the Legislative Assembly for adoption, after which the Task Force will be disbanded.

Call for Language Editors: History of Comm Bibliography

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Language Editors for the History of Communication Research Bibliography, Annenberg School for Communication Library Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

The History of Communication Research Bibliography, started in 2009, recently surpassed 2,500 articles, chapters, and books on the history of communication, media, and film studies. The bibliography’s DOI is 10.5281/zenodo.4127038. A searchable version of the bibliography is available on the ASCLA site.

The open-source project has, up to now, included only English-language publications. Editors are looking to recruit volunteer editors to curate additions to the bibliography in other languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

If you have an interest in the history of the field, and proficiency in a language with a sizable communication-research literature, please consider indicating your interest by writing to Jefferson Pooley (Professor of Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College, PA). Bibliography editors will look over the expressions of interest, and follow up with invitations to the self-nominated editors. The aim is to move to a model with a single editor for each language, working in close coordination with the other editors to maintain and expand the bibliography.

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