CFP: Indigenous Theorizing

“PublicationCall for Papers: Indigenous Theorizing: Voices and Representation, PRism. Deadline: August 12, 2019.

PRism is an open access peer-reviewed public relations and communication research journal (ISSN 1448-4404).  PRism is devoted to promoting the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars globally.

Call for Papers: Special issue: “Indigenous theorizing: Voices and representation.” In this special issue, PRism welcomes rigorous and original contributions that explore Indigenous voice as a space for theorizing communication. They welcome submissions that examine Indigenous/First Nations as participants in the generation of transformative knowledge claims. This can include but is not limited to:

– Indigenous/First Nations communication practices (including traditional forms e.g. storytelling)
– Indigenous/First Nations activism for social justice
– Indigenous/First Nations struggles for voice and sovereignty
– The role of Indigenous/First Nations media for public communication
– Indigenous/First Nations organizational communication with publics/stakeholders
– The use of social media by Indigenous/First Nations for public communication
– The presentation of images, news and/or other information by Indigenous/First Nations
– Media representation of Indigenous/First Nations in public communication

PRism welcomes original research, case studies, theoretical, conceptual and methodological papers relating to the topic, and encourages contributions from Indigenous/First Nations scholars.

CFP Deliberative Quality of Communication

“PublicationCall for papers: Journal of Public Deliberation Special Issue: Citizens, Media and Politics in Challenging Times: Perspectives on the Deliberative Quality of Communication. Deadline: 31 July 2019.

Guest editors: Christiane Grill (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research) and Anne Schäfer (Department of Political Science), both at University of Mannheim, Germany.

The special issue Citizens, Media and Politics in Challenging Times: Perspectives on the Deliberative Quality of Communication addresses a gap in the literature by systematically bringing together different strands of research on the deliberative qualities of citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ communication. The special issue thus aims at providing an integrative and comprehensive picture on modern political communication in times western democracies are facing a multitude of disruptive challenges. Theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions focusing on the deliberative qualities of citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ communication are welcome.

CFP The Politics of Researching Multilingually

“PublicationCall for Chapters: The politics of researching multilingually, to be edited by Prue Holmes, Judith Reynolds, Sara Ganassin and published with Multilingual Matters. Deadline: 1 July 2019.

How researchers draw on their linguistic resources when they undertake their research is often impacted by institutional, contextual, and interpersonal politics, and this can be a salient issue for researchers working in multiple languages when they are planning, developing, conducting and/or writing up their research. This is especially the case as researchers undertake their work in conditions of migration as a result of poverty, precarity, conflict, and/or protracted crises—where languages are often overlooked, and their speakers silenced; or in other situations where languages and those who speak them may come into conflict with political regimes, and/or other forms of structural power and agency. Thus, when undertaking their research, researchers must make decisions about which language(s) to use, when, where, and why—decisions that are often politically charged.

These decisions may be influenced by multiple factors: the topic of the research; the contexts that shape the research; the relationships among the researcher and various stakeholders (e.g., supervisors and funders of the research, and gatekeepers such as governmental officials, non-governmental groups/employees and other community groups who determine access to the research site, resources, texts and other artefacts); the languages in play in the research context (whether national, minority, tribal, colonial, travelling languages, and lingua francas); and the languages of dissemination, e.g., for participants and stakeholders in the community, in theses (in the dominant national language only, or multiple languages), and in publications (e.g., in high impact journals which are often published in English). In this sense, the languages researchers employ in the research process, and how and when they draw on their linguistic resources, are as much politically influenced as they are culturally or linguistically.

CFP Speaking Across Communication Subfields in JOC

Call for Papers: Journal of Communication Special Issue: Speaking Across Communication Subfields. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Guest Editors: Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) & Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (Seoul National University)

With the rapid growth and development of the field of Communication, it has also become increasingly fragmented, while its subfields – as represented by ICA’s various divisions and interest groups – have become increasingly self-contained. Researchers within the different subfields speak to each other in numerous forums and publications and in ever-growing levels of precision and sophistication, but are often oblivious to related developments in other subfields. Similarly, conceptual, analytical and empirical contributions are discussed in relation to the state-of-the-art within a specific subfield, but often fail to be developed into broader theoretical frameworks. The result is a multiplicity of theoretical, conceptual and empirical fragments, whose interrelationships and relevance for a range of communication processes remain to be established.

In this special issue, editors look for rigorous, original and creative contributions that speak across multiple subfields of communication. All theoretical approaches as well as methods of scholarly inquiry are welcome, and we are open to various formats and foci: The papers can be based on an empirical study, integrate a series of empirical pieces, thereby proposing a new theory or model, or be primarily theoretical. Their focus can be a specific theory, a specific concept or a set of related concepts, a communication phenomenon that can be better accounted for using a cross-disciplinary perspective, or any other focus that fits the purpose of the special issue. In all forms, the papers should make substantial, original contributions to theoretical consolidation and explicitly discuss the relevance and implications of their research to different subfields.

CFP Development in Intercultural Competence Research

“PublicationCall for Submissions: Development in Intercultural Competence Research, for special section of China Media Research. Deadline: May 26, 2019.

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Development in Intercultural Competence Research.” Intercultural competence is one of the key concepts of intercultural communication. It has drawn much scholarly attention since the 1980s. In the past decades, scholars from foreign language education, social psychology, human communication, and business management have examined and assessed intercultural competence from diverse perspectives, which resulted in the abundant literature as well as the deepened understanding on the concept. Nevertheless, despite the progress in intercultural competence research, many problems still need to be addressed. For instances, most of the theories focus more on how effectiveness is achieved but much less on how appropriateness is realized; Western theories dominate intercultural competence research; how Western and non-Western perspectives can be integrated is rarely explored; most of the measuring instruments are self-report scales that measure behavior and knowledge rather than measure emotion and awareness; and reliable and valid scales are limited. This special section aims to further explore these issues.

CMR invites scholars to submit their original manuscripts that consider but are not restricted to the following topics: re/conceptualizing intercultural competence; critiques on Western or non-Western intercultural competence theories; possible ways to integrate Western and non-Western perspectives on intercultural competence; the development of intercultural competence measuring instruments; empirical researches on intercultural competence in the global contexts.

Both qualitative and quantitative approaches examining the development of intercultural competence are welcome. Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another publication. An extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by May 26, 2019. If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by August 18, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA publication manual (6th edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words including tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision. CMR is a quarterly journal, which publishes both print and online versions. Send your questions and submissions to the CMR special section guest editor Dr. Xiaodong Dai.

CFP Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration

“PublicationCall for Papers: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol 8, issue 1. Deadline: March 24, 2019.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo) is a bi-annual, independent, academic journal seeking to engage in a global intellectual dialogue about forced migration with students, researchers, practitioners, academics, volunteers, activists, artists, as well as refugees and forced migrants themselves. OxMo welcomes submissions looking at forced migration through the lenses of law, policy, academia, and arts, alongside two sections in which field experiences and first-hand stories by people who have been displaced can be shared. For the first time, OxMo also includes space for creative expressions in the form of poetry, art, photography, as well as film, book, and theater reviews.

OxMo is particularly interested in encouraging submissions of authors from outside of Europe and North America. Submissions in languages other than English are accepted.

CFP Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas

“PublicationCall for Book Proposals: Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas (Peter Lang). Series Editors: Irene Maria F. Blayer and Dulce Maria Scott.Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas book series published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers was launched in 2016. The series opens a discursive space in diaspora scholarship in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The volumes published in this series comprise studies that explore and contribute to an understanding of diasporas from a broad spectrum of cultural, literary, linguistic, anthropological, historical, political, and socioeconomic perspectives, as well as theoretical and methodological approaches. Proposals now being accepted for original monographs and edited collections. If you have a relevant manuscript or book prospectus that you would like considered for the series, please direct inquiries to the editors. All proposals and manuscripts are peer reviewed.

Contact Dr. Dulce M. Scott, Anderson University, Indiana, USA OR Dr. Irene M. F. Blayer, Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

CFP Comparative Migration Studies

“PublicationCall for proposals by Comparative Migration Studies for special issues related to Comparative research and theory-development in migration studies. Deadline: 15 March, 2019.

Editors of the journalComparative Migration Studies are looking for articles that push present understandings of migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical, directions. A special issue should include at least 4 original articles, plus an introduction. Proposals should provide an outline of the special issue, provisional titles and author names of contributors (who should have confirmed their participation), and at least 1 complete paper. All articles for CMS should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and observe a word-limit of 9,000 words.

CFP Media & intersectionality

“PublicationCall for proposals: Media at the Intersection, to be edited by Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell are seeking book chapters for an edited collection that will examine intersectionality in the media.  Intersectionality, or intersectionality perspectives, “share as a common thread the recognition of multiple interlocking identities that are defined in terms of relative sociocultural power and privilege and shape people’s individual and collective identities and experiences” (Shields, 2008). They are interested in global perspectives that demonstrate how specific communities who have intersecting identities have been represented in the media.  This might include identities that cross gender and sexuality, ethnicity and religion, race and class, etc.  The goal will be to examine how interlocking identities have affected media depictions.  Please send inquiries to Theresa Carilli.

Theresa Carilli, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, and Jane Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of English, are both at Purdue University Northwest. They are the co-editors of Women and the Media: Diverse Perspectives; Challenging Images of Women and the Media; Queer Media Images; and Locating Queerness in the Media.  Currently, they are also editing a book series entitled Media, Culture and the Arts.

CFP Indigenous Languages

“PublicationCall for submissions to Language, for papers on indigenous languages, for 2019.

The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. In recognition of this, Language is encouraging submissions dealing with research on any aspect of Indigenous languages. This call is very broad – articles in any area of linguistics will be considered – phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, language policy, historical linguistics, methodologies, revitalization, and so on. Papers will go through the normal review procedure.