CFP Communicative Response to Anti-Asian Racism

“PublicationCall for Papers: Special Issue of Asian Journal of Communication: Communicative Response to Anti-Asian Racism. Deadline for abstract: 15 February 2022.

Special issue editors: Dr. Jin-Ae Kang, Dr. YoungJu Shin, Dr. Do Kyun Kim, & Dr. Peter J. Schulz.

This special issue strives to create and continue the social discourse on anti-Asian racism and, simultaneously, contribute to preventing further anti-Asian racism; issue editors hope to provide researchers, practitioners, and policy decision-makers with insights for communicative policy making and campaigns for social change to promote justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the global community. They welcome diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. Possible topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Media representation of Asians: Media coverage on Asians and anti-Asian hate crimes

  • Cross-national and/or cross-cultural comparative studies of anti-Asian sentiment

  • Intra-Asian racism: Anti-Asian racism that are found within Asian countries such as hostile sentiment against Africans or Indians in China, or against Chinese in Korea or Japan.

  • Influence of COVID-19 on anti-Asian sentiment and racism

  • Social media, free speech, and anti-Asian hate speech

  • Anti-Asian hate crime and mental and physical health

  • Interpersonal communication about anti-Asian racism, coping strategies, and social support

  • Issues of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion regarding anti-Asian prejudice in an organization setting: leadership prototypes, stereotypes and micro-aggression in workplaces, etc.

  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity issues focusing on Asians or anti-Asian sentiment among the professionals in media industry such as journalism, public relations, advertising, film, etc.

  • Activism among Asians against anti-Asian racism: activism in digital media, social change, mobilization, and political engagement of Asians or Asian ethnic organizations

  • Communication strategies responding to anti-Asian sentiment and hate crime

  • Effects of anti-Asian sentiment / crime in schools including K-12 and higher education

CFP ELT in Morocco

“PublicationCall for Book Chapter Proposals: Critical Issues and Frameworks in ELT in Morocco: Interculturality, Neoliberalism and Linguistic Imperialism. Deadline: 5 February 2022.

Chapter proposals are solicited for the planned book Critical Issues and Frameworks in ELT in Morocco: Interculturality, Neoliberalism and Linguistic Imperialism, to be edited by Hamza R’boul (I-COMMUNITAS, Institute for Advanced Social Research, Public University of Navarre) and Mohammed Guamguami (ESEF, Mohammed Premier University, Oujda, Morocco) for publication with Palgrave Macmillan.

The book will draw on three main elements that are representative of the critical debates surrounding the world’s most widespread lingua franca; these elements are interculturality, neoliberalism and linguistic imperialism. This proposed book perceives Morocco as an example of the issues that the Global South has been struggling with. This proposed book aims at examining the potential privileged status of Anglophone perspectives and cultures as well as the possible critical representations in Moroccan ELT that may stymie hegemonic understandings of English. It will investigate attitudes, understandings, pedagogies and practices related to critical issues and frameworks in ELT in Morocco.

CFP Representations of Xenophobia, Racism, Nationalism

“PublicationCall for Curators: Special Issue of In Media ResRepresentations of Xenophobia, Racism, and Nationalism. Deadline: 4 February 2022.

Ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia have always existed. They are certainly dangerous and spread all over the world. However, there appears to be a recent increase in the depictions of these themes in film and media. In Media Res is looking to explore the representation of racist violence, aggressive expressions of nationalism, and social exclusion in film and media.

The goal is to examine these themes in film and media in more detail; from many perspectives and variable aspects in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. They are inviting submissions proposals which deal with one or more of the following issues: xenophobia; racism; racist hatred/violence; (religious/ethnic) intolerance; social exclusion; discrimination; nationalism; eurocentrism. This call for proposals aims to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices in film, and media.

CFP Communication of Culture and Islamic Fundamentalism

“PublicationCall for Abstracts: Special Issue of Frontiers in Communication: Communication of Culture and Islamic Fundamentalism Deadline: 31 January 2022.

This Research Topic is planned to coincide with the ongoing political developments in Afghanistan, and the emergence and re-emergence of Islamic fundamentalism throughout the world. Editors of the special issue (Diyako Rahmani, Jiyar Aghapouri, & Soumia Bardhan) invite submissions on a broad range of topics related to the communication of Islamic fundamentalism. They encourage submissions and commentary from multiple disciplinary perspectives including cultural and media/communication studies, sociology, political science, human rights, and other relevant fields. While this Research Topic is open to the studies of Islamic fundamentalism broadly, it will put particular emphasis on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as a case to illuminate the theoretical and empirical caveats concerning the socio-cultural and socio-political impacts of fundamentalist ideologies.

CFP The Rhetoric of Otherness (Reminder)

“PublicationCall for Papers: The Rhetoric of Otherness, Special Issue in Rhetoric and Communications journal. Editors: Paola Giorgis, Ivanka Mavrodieva, & Andrea Valente. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

This is a gentle reminder of the CFP on The Rhetoric of Otherness for the journal Rhetoric & Communications. This special issue invites authors to explore old and new forms of Otherness and Othering in various texts such as literary, journalistic, political speeches, new media, social media, visual texts, and films, by focusing on the role of linguistic, rhetoric, and discourse strategies (e.g. argumentation, figure of speech, discourse elements, visual composition, etc.) in the representation, construction or deconstruction of us/them, sameness/difference in order to disclose, denounce, criticise, or unpack emotions, thoughts, behaviours that lead to discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, stigma, and exclusion among others. We welcome contributions that are either original research (qualitative/quantitative methods), systematic review, or theoretical articles.

The deadline has been extended to Dec. 31st., 2021.

CFP Migration Studies


Competitive call for book proposals on Migration studies, for IMISCOE’s book series with Springer. Deadline: 31 October, 2021.

The IMISCOE Network has launched a Competitive Call 2021 for ground-breaking new manuscripts (whether authored or edited). The Call is Open Topic in the broad and inter-disciplinary field of Migration Studies. The participation is open to both new and established scholars in the field of Migrations Studies while the main criterion is the excellence of the proposal. Authors/Editors who are within the first 5 years from their PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. The best book proposal will be offered a total Open Access fee waiver. All other proposals submitted under the call can be considered for publication under the standard conditions of the series. Authors or editors submitting under this Call should plan to have their full manuscript ready by the end of 2022.

Established to promote research emanating from the IMISCOE Research Network, the IMISCOE publication series has since become one of the main migration related publication series in Europe and beyond, with over 110 titles published since its launch in 2006. It presents empirical and theoretical scholarship addressing issues of migration management and migrant integration in Europe, from different disciplinary perspectives, and with a special interest in new and innovative topics and methods of research. Authored by experts in the field, the works provide a rich reference source for scholars, students, and stakeholders.

CFP Counter Archives: Communities

“PublicationCall for chapters: Counter Archives: Communities, Archive/Counter-Archive (A/CA), Canada. Deadline for abstract: November 1, 2021.

Editors: Stacy Allison-Cassin, University of Toronto, and Antoine Damiens,  York University.

Archive/Counter-Archive solicits chapter proposals for Counter Archives: Communities, a hybrid media book under consideration with Concordia University Press. Political, resistant and community-based counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories. Counter-archives embody both a theoretical approach to conceptualizing archives and a mode of practice—a practice that resists the universalizing force of dominant techniques of documentation and standardization at work within most institutional archives, libraries, and museums. They seek to counter the hegemony of traditional archival institutions that have normally neglected or marginalized women, Indigenous peoples, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities. This volume is the first book within a potential book series edited by the Archive/Counter-Archive network. It seeks to reflect and theorize marginalized communities’ engagement with (counter)archival materials and protocols. As such, the book aims to decenter traditional archival narratives by focusing on community-led practices.

CFP Difficult Conversations Concerning Identity & Difference

“PublicationCall for extended abstracts: Difficult Conversations Concerning Identity and Difference, Special issue of Human Communication Research. Deadline: November 7, 2021.

Guest Editors: Srividya Ramasubramanian, Syracuse University and Jordan Soliz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

From community dialogues about polarizing social issues to managing different ideologies and identities in families to critical conversations about different lived experiences (e.g., differences in experiences of bias and discrimination, experiences with chronic illness and disability), our daily lives are often infused with conversations that can be characterized as difficult, contentious, uncomfortable, or anxiety-inducing often requiring courageous, bold, and vulnerable engagement by individuals, organizations, and communities.

Further, popular conceptions of what constitutes “appropriate” conversations can often silence dissent, suppress voices of marginalized communities, or ignore experiences of individuals. These difficult conversations and dialogue are often necessary to achieve social justice goals, to build inclusive community or relational solidarity, to enhance individual well-being, to critically engage social issues and truth-telling, or to serve as the foundation for community-led initiatives to enact social change. As such, we benefit from additional inquiries, theorizing, and critical examination on what contributes to effective and empowering conversations in these contexts as well as the personal, social, institutional, and cultural factors that influence engagement in and outcomes of these interactions.

CFP Historizing International Organizations

“PublicationCall for papers: Historizing International Organizations and Their Communication – Institutions, Practices, Changes, Special issue of Studies in Communication Sciences. Deadline: January 30, 2022.

The Thematic Section will focus on the history of international organizations and their communication. Since the second half of the 19th century, for numerous and diverse areas of social life, globally active international organizations of varying degrees of institutionalization and scope, both non-governmental and intergovernmental, have been founded and have dedicated themselves to the global challenges of the first modern age. The most famous of these is certainly the League of Nations, which was established in 1919 as the predecessor institution of the United Nations.

From a media-historical perspective, international organizations played a highly visible role in the transnational intertwining and consolidation processes of journalism, culture, media, politics, technology, and the public sphere in the 19th and 20th centuries. Against the background of the much-discussed boundaries between secret diplomacy and public diplomacy, especially after the First World War, such organizations contributed to the development of the first arenas and forms of international and transnational public spheres whose orientation was toward global governance. To spread their concerns and goals globally, they: constantly used the latest communication technologies and the growing diversity of the media for their communication; organized and professionalized their information work; and developed specific information-policy instruments and strategies for that purpose.

CFP Intercultural Mediation, Citizenship & Social Development

“PublicationCall for papers: Intercultural Mediation, Citizenship & Social Development, Special issue of Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies. Editors: Ana Maria Costa e Silva, Margarida Morgado, & Monika Hrebacková. Deadline: October 30, 2021.

We live in times of social crisis and emergency contexts due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation that has certainly affected people’s relationships in multicultural spaces and shaken their notion of citizenship, while we also witnessed serious threats to social living as we know it. There were probably references that lost their meaning and others that progressively invaded our realities and our imaginations. The state of emergency in which we live is complex at various levels, including prophylactic isolation, physical distancing from people, psychological and social violence, and increased vulnerabilities and inequalities in the most marginalized populations. This issue invites contributions on the various facets of intercultural mediation and the role of mediators in times of change such as these. It invites authors to consider the plural and multifaceted objectives of intercultural mediation in contexts of social transformation. The focus of the issue will be on trialled practices of intercultural mediation, the construction of multicultural citizenship, and the positive development of society, which are transformative and healing in a humanist logic of caring for the other and in terms of the possibility of reinterpreting society in contexts of crisis.

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