CFP Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum

Publication OpportunitiesCALL for Proposals : “Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization:  Why, What, and How.” Abstracts due: May 1, 2018.

Author/Editors: Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D. Soumia Bardhan, Ph.D. Tracey Quigley Holden, Ph.D., Eddah Mbula Mutua, Ph.D.

Universities around the world have begun to participate in the higher education internationalization process in diverse ways, including expanded recruitment of international students, study-abroad programs, dual/joint degrees, and the development of international branch campuses. In the United states, student mobility will more than double from three to more than seven million annually from 2000 to 2025 (Banks et al. 2007; Haddad 2006). Given this trend of globalization and its resulting internationalization of our campuses, it is a timely mandate that we review the current trends in the Communication curriculum and modify it appropriately to adjust to the new global environment.

The goal of this book, therefore, is to facilitate internationalization of the communication discipline in an era of globalization. Section 1 of the book discusses the theoretical perspectives of globalism, internationalization, and the current state of the Communication discipline and curriculum. Section 2 offers a comprehensive understanding of the role, ways, and impact of internationalizing teaching, learning, and research in diverse areas of study in Communication, including travel programs and initiatives to bring internationalization to the classroom. The pieces in this section will include research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that examine key questions about the field, and themed pieces for dialogue/debate on current and future teaching and learning issues related to internationalizing the Communication discipline/curriculum. Section 3 provides an extensive sampling of materials and resources for immediate use in internationalization in communication studies; sample syllabi, activities, examples, and readings will be included. In sum, our book is designed to enable communication curriculum and communication courses in other disciplines to be internationalized and to offer different approaches to enable faculty, students, and administrators to incorporate and experience an internationalized curriculum regardless of time and financial limitations.
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CFP Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions (Turkey)

Publication OpportunitiesCall for chapters: Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices. Under Contract with: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam (Expected publication date – Summer 2018). Proposal deadline: April 15, 2018.

Editors: Prof. Amir Hetsroni, College of Social Sciences and Humanities – Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Meriç Tuncez, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities – Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

An interdisciplinary book titled Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices, under contract with the publishing house of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, aims to analyze intricacies of internet-infused romantic interactions and dating practices. The proposed collection aims to include contributions from communication scholars, social scientists, computer scientists, humanities scholars and design experts whose research and practice will shed light on the romantic interplay of affect, cognition, and behavior on the internet with special attention given to social media platforms such as Tinder, Facebook, Grinder, and OkCupid. The collection would aim to offer an array of international perspectives and methodological novelties and feature a volume of scientific research and practice from a multitude of disciplines and interdisciplinary outlooks.

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CFP Critical Intercultural Communication Book Series

Publication OpportunitiesCFP Critical Intercultural Communication Studies Book Series, Peter Lang. Series Editors: Thomas Nakayama and Bernadette Calafell.

Critical approaches to the study of intercultural communication have arisen at the end of the 20th century and are poised to flourish in the new millennium. As cultures come into contact driven by migration, refugees, the internet, wars, media, transnational capitalism, cultural imperialism, and more, critical interrogations of the ways that cultures interact communicatively are a needed aspect of understanding culture and communication. This series will interrogate – from a critical perspective – the role of communication in intercultural contact, in both domestic and international contexts. Through attentiveness to the complexities of power relations in intercultural communication, this series is open to studies in key areas such as postcolonialism, transnationalism, critical race theory, queer diaspora studies, and critical feminist approaches as they relate to intercultural communication. Proposals might focus on various contexts of intercultural communication such as international advertising, popular culture, language policies, hate crimes, ethnic cleansing and ethnic group conflicts, as well as engaging theoretical issues such as hybridity, displacement, multiplicity, identity, orientalism, and materialism. By creating a space for these critical approaches, this series will be a the forefront of this new wave in intercultural communication scholarship. Manuscripts and proposals are welcome which advance this new approach.

For questions or further information please contact Bernadette Calafell (Bernadette.Calafell AT or Thomas Nakayama (t.nakayama AT

Information about proposals can be found at

CFP Latin America Digit@l

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapters for the edited book (Routledge), Latin America digit@l: current trends, legal dilemmas and ethical concerns. Deadline: 1 April 2018.

Editor: Dr. David Ramírez Plascencia
University of Guadalajara – System of Virtual University

In Latin America, the use of the Internet in general, and social media in particular, is one of the most significant activities between inhabitants. Social platforms are so important to Latin Americans that in many countries, like Mexico and Brazil, almost all Internet users, more than 200 million in between both countries, have at least one profile on these platforms. And new information technologies are continuously arriving in the region as well, from the internet of things to artificial intelligence, robots, and the instant tracking of transportation and delivery, all of which are conspiring not only to change the domestic social and economic environment, but to transform social and economic links across the region and externally with the outside world. In a real sense, the internet has cut the region’s geographical moorings and plunged it and its inhabitants into an integrated and multi-tiered global virtual space.

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CFP Chinese Communication from the Peripheral

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Submissions: Understanding Chinese Communication from the Peripheral: The Marginalized Voices for China Media Research. Deadline: March 21, 2018.

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from diverse perspectives and approaches to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Understanding Chinese Communication from the Peripheral: The Marginalized Voices.” While the East-West dichotomy is often used to compare Chinese communication and Western communication, this dichotomy tends to result in a monolithic view of Chinese communication. Chinese communication can be understood beyond the center, the mainstream, and the nationality; it can be examined from the peripheral, the marginal, the hybrid, or a community outside of China. This special section aims to examine diverse communication practices that are marginalized in the dominant definition of Chinese communication.

CMR has also issued a second call, for Chinese Rhetorical Tradition and Communication. Deadline: April 2, 2018.


CFP Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding Through Engaged Scholarship

Publication OpportunitiesCall for chapter proposals: Kellett, Connaughton, & Cheney—Conflict transformation and peacebuilding through engaged scholarship. Deadline: March 19, 2018.

Pete Kellett, Stacey Connaughton, and George Cheney are co-editing a book that will be the inaugural volume in the new “Peace and Conflict” book series for Peter Lang Publishing. The working title of the book is “Conflict transformation and peacebuilding through engaged scholarship.” We invite brief chapter proposals that exemplify conflict transformation and peacebuilding work that is achieved through engaged scholarship in the contemporary world. Of particular interest are chapters that (1) demonstrate the relationship between conflict and systemic issues (for example, relational, cultural, social, environmental, political, historical, and economic), including the roles of change practices and processes in broader efforts to create a fairer, more just, healthier, and sustainable world and constitutive relationships; (2) feature the lived experience of conflict transformation and peacebuilding for practitioners, and/or those affecting and affected by conflicts; (3) explore novel ways of representing the spectrum of lived experiences of people involved in conflict transformation and peacebuilding, including indigenous and other “alternative” perspectives that have received comparatively little attention in academic publications and public media; (4) show how theory and methodology inform and are informed by practice; (5) integrate diverse theories and methods from relevant disciplines through which conflicts are understood, addressed, and even prevented; and (6) consider a variety of modes and domains of communication and interaction–such as face to face, online, community, discursive, rhetorical, network-analytic and others that represent either local, regional, or global contexts. Chapters in which authors revisit, revise, update, or extend earlier work are acceptable, and will be evaluated on their own distinctive contribution. We would like the book to have broad appeal and so would like chapter authors to make accessibility a hallmark of their writing.

Please send proposals of 200-300 words in the form of a Word document, outlining the chapter and specifying how it fits the above call. Include also a brief (100-word or so) bio statement that specifies current affiliation.  Please send proposals and any inquiries to all co-editors simultaneously by Monday, March 19, 2018. We envision a due date for completed first drafts of chapters by the end of August 2018.

CFP Asian Diasporas

Publication OpportunitiesCall for papers: ASIAN DIASPORAS. Spring 2019 Special Issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly. Priority Deadline: MARCH 1, 2018.

Guest Editors:
Lili Shi, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Yadira Perez Hazel, University of Melbourne

Asian diasporas are gendering spaces and times that intertwine stories of race, transnationalism, citizenship, and postcoloniality. We contend that Asia is not only a geographic term but also a comparative one. It is the collective sum of heterogeneous racial, regional, transhistorical, and transnational politics that transcends bodies and identities of “Asia” across Global South and North as well as global mediascape. We also embrace an expansive notion of diaspora, one that is beyond the mere causal result of travel and migration that reifies the binary of home and settlement that subsequently “privileges the mobility of masculine subjects” (Campt, T. & Thomas, D. A., 2008, 2). We propose Asian diasporas as scattered communities, identities, and relationships that are conditioned by, while influencing and transforming, global struggles of nation, empire, postcoloniality, transnationality, and respective hegemonies.

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CFP Migration Identity & Belonging

Publication OpportunitiesThis call is for chapter proposals for a book that is under contract with Routledge, titled Migration, Identity, and Belonging: Defining Borders and Boundaries of the Homeland, edited by Kumarini Silva and Margaret Franz. Deadline for 750-word proposals: March 1, 2018.

Final selection decisions will be made by April 2018. Final essays (of 3500-5000 including references and notes) are due November 2018.

For proposal submissions or queries: Kumarini Silva, and Margaret Franz,

The resurgence of virulent nationalism in the US and Western Europe, the expulsion of the Rohinga from Myanmar, and the perpetual containment of refugees off the coast of Christmas Island remind us that even as commodities and capital move relatively seamlessly through national boundaries, people do not. In fact, scholars ranging from Aiwha Ong, Gloria Anzaldúa, Etiènne Balibar, and Robert DeChaine, show that the boundaries and borders defining who belongs and who does not proliferate in the age of globalization although they may not coincide with national jurisdictions. This is because the border is at once material and symbolic, crystallizing how belonging is mediated by material relations of power, capital, and circuits of communication technology on the one side and representations of identity, nation, and homeland on the other. This edited collection of essays asks how these boundaries are made and sustained. How do you know when you belong to a country? What kinds of feelings, schemes of representation, media ecologies, and material conditions link body and nation? In other words, when is the nation-state a homeland? We seek chapters that attend to these questions through the prism of borders, boundaries, and borderlands.  You can direct your proposal to the general theme, or to one of the following sections:

I. Territories, Sovereignties, and Legal Geographies

II. Mediated Circuits of Belonging

III. Narrating Families, Narrating Homelands

CFP Multimodal Means of Instruction

Publication OpportunitiesCall for articles on multimodality by the international online peer reviewed journal, Language Value, which seeks to become a scholarly arena for the exploration of the attitudes and values conveyed by users of the English language in different contexts and situations. Scholars, teachers and researchers interested in this topic are welcome to submit their proposals on the following theme: MULTIMODAL MEANS OF INSTRUCTION: BROADENING ACADEMIC LITERACIES AND PRACTICES.

– Definition and promotion of Multimodal Literacy
– Multimodal Learning Environments
– Multimodal Teaching Strategies
– Multimodal Assessment
– Theories and practices of Multimodal Education

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CFP Refugee Socialities & the Media

Publication OpportunitiesCFP: Refugee Socialities and the Media (A Special Issue for the journal Popular Communication)

Issue Editors: Jonathan Corpus Ong (U of Massachusetts) and Maria Rovisco (U of Leicester)

This special issue explores the ways in which diverse media and artistic genres cultivate social relationships with and among refugees and internally displaced populations. Building on political-economic studies of forced migration and critiques of humanitarian securitization in the European ‘refugee crisis’ response, this collection draws attention to the role of media and popular communication in shaping the affective dimension of the refugee experience and citizen response. While this collection engages with the dominant discourses that amalgamate fears about diverse migrant communities in Europe and North America, it invites deeper reflection on the social arrangements and emotional expressions afforded by a broader range of: popular communication genres, technological interventions, artistic spaces, and everyday media practices. The theme ‘Refugee Socialities and the Media’ thus redirects focus onto how popular media forms and mediated interactions materialize and visualize processes of inclusion and exclusion and create possibilities for coping and healing for refugees.

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