CFP Mobilizing Race and Racism

“PublicationCall for papers: Mobilizing race and racism: Racism as an explanation for actions, events, and outcomes, special section of The British Journal of Social Psychology. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Guest editors: Rahul Sambaraju & Chris McVittie.

In recent times, events such as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other Black persons in the USA, and the disparity in COVID-19 rates of infection and mortality, have brought issues of race and racism into direct focus. The actions of the Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements, and debates over the relevance and symbolism of statues of controversial historical figures, have demonstrated the contested nature of race and racism in contemporary societies.

Editors invite papers that examine social psychological processes involved in making racism explicit and/or the use of racism as an explanation for events in a) everyday life; b) institutional settings; or c) for broader societal outcomes. The special section will include articles that examine data from various methodological (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical perspectives (e.g. social constructionism, social identity theory, social representations theory, and others).

CFP Lessons From Practice: Extensions of Current Negotiation Theory and Research

“PublicationCall for Papers: Lessons From Practice: Extensions of Current Negotiation Theory and Research, for special issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. Deadline for proposals: October 15, 2020.

Special Issue Editors: Jimena Ramirez Marin, IESEG School of Business; Daniel Druckman, George Mason University, Macquarie University, University of Queensland; William Donohue, Michigan State University.

Practice can be a resource for investigating the limits of current negotiation and conflict management theories. Practice can also help academics engage in a reality-check process that contributes to our understanding of the phenomenon. This issue is intended to bring various types of practices closer to ongoing and planned research. The call for papers is focused on contributions from practice to current negotiation/ conflict management theory and research as well as from research to practice. Collaborations between researchers and practitioners are strongly recommended.

CFP The Future of Educational Migration

“PublicationCall for papers: The Future of Educational Migration, as a special issue of Routed. Deadline: August 28, 2020.

University campuses have become unique cultural ecosystems where students from all over the world learn, socialise and live. However, over the past months, universities across the globe have been forced to abruptly shut down their campuses, move classes online and cancel study-abroad programmes causing disruption for students and institutions. As many prospective international students reconsider their plans to study abroad, governments have also discouraged and repatriated their citizens studying overseas.

The uncertainties caused by health concerns, border closures and travel limitations add to the ongoing geopolitical tensions and increasingly restrictive immigration regimes. Over the last few years, immigration policies such as the ‘hostile environment’ in the UK have also targeted international students, levying academic staff with border patrol responsibilities by pressuring them to monitor students’ immigration statuses. The current situation has intensified discrimination and visa restrictions; for instance, new international students will not be allowed to attend universities operating fully online in the US, while Chinese students in STEM fields claim to be increasingly regarded as a security threat in several countries. Meanwhile, Australia is implementing new policies to attract international students, such as allowing current students to continue their studies online while overseas. This edition will explore the future of educational migration through the lenses of COVID-19 and geopolitical changes.

CFP Legacies of Black Lives Matter

“PublicationCall for Papers: The Legacies of Black Lives Matter: Language, Communication, and Social Psychological Perspectives toward Social Justice as a special issue of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Deadline: Letter of Intent at around 1500 words due at earliest convenience. Final deadline of accepted proposals: April 21, 2021.

Guest Editors: Howard Giles (University of California, Santa Barbara), Natasha Shrikant (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Shardé M. Davis (University of Connecticut).

JLSP is committed to understand, learn from, and enable change from our sub-disciplinary perspective. To this end, editors invite submissions that highlight how LSP approaches can reveal ways that racism, social justice, and social change appear in everyday language and communication and submissions that illustrate ways LSP approaches can be used to address and, most importantly, remedy these social problems. How do communities discuss, define, or ask for social change? How is language symbolically impacted in these processes as a tool to uphold structural racism or to promote social justice?

CFP Social Justice in Communication Courses

“PublicationCall for Invited Manuscripts on Social Justice in Communication Courses: Journal of Communication Pedagogy, from Dr. Deanna D. Sellnow (U Central Florida). Deadline for abstracts: August 10, 2020.

“As editor of the Journal of Communication Pedagogy (JCP), I invite manuscripts that address some intersection between a contemporary issue and instruction in the form of either a reflective essay or a best practices piece (no more than 3000 words). Given the current state of affairs surrounding racism as a public health crisis, I hope to highlight pieces focused on how to address issues of social justice in our communication courses, in our workplaces, and in our families/friendships. I am thinking about face-to-face instruction, technology-enhanced instruction (e.g., social media), as well as human machine instruction (AI, virtual reality).

I wonder if you might consider submitting a title and 250-word abstract for consideration. If so, please email an abstract  by August 10th (noon EST). My team and I will select abstracts and invite those authors to prepare a manuscript to be featured as “invited manuscript” in the journal.”

NOTE: Additional calls for special issues have been issued, and are available here, including one for articles on “pandemic pedagogy.”

CFP Journal of Linguistic Anthropology: Race, Racism, Racialization

“PublicationThe Journal of Linguistic Anthropology is calling for papers on race, racism, and racialization. Submission type is open: full-length articles, theoretical pieces, fieldnotes, interviews, reflections, poetry, cartoons. Deadline for the submission of article manuscripts: September 15, 2020. Deadline for all other types of submissions: October 15, 2020.

Scholarly work intersecting with other approaches, including but not limited to criminal justice studies, critical race theory, education studies, gender & sexuality studies, legal studies, medical anthropology, STS, and visual anthropology, is especially encouraged. If you are interested in submitting your work, do familiarize yourself with the journal’s submission procedures, and write to Sonia Das (sonia.das AT or Chaise LaDousa (cladousa AT If you are interested in writing a book review of a book pertaining to race, racism, and racialization, please write to JLA’s book review editor, Christina Davis (c-davis AT

CFP Refugee Integration in a Sharing Economy

“PublicationCall for proposals: Special issue on Refugee Integration in a Sharing Economy: Collective action, Organizational Communication and Digital Technologies for the International Journal of Communication (IJoC). Deadline for abstracts: July 30, 2020.

Issue editors Amanda Alencar and Yijing Wang (Erasmus University Rotterdam) are seeking papers that contribute knowledge to how collective action is enabled in a sharing economy in support of refugee integration in a diversity of contexts and situations. This includes but is not limited to voluntary contribution to refugee management and care at all different levels, from the public sector organizations to private firms, to civil society and refugee-led initiatives and networks.

Potential interdisciplinary questions which can be answered are:

1. How does enabling collective action in a sharing economy contribute to resolving the challenge of refugee integration?
2. In areas of limited statehood, which mechanisms help ensure effective governance of displaced populations in a refugee crisis?
3. What forms of organizational communication and action in terms of refugee integration stimulate the emergence of an ad hoc governance structure in the sharing economy?
4. How does media representation of collective action affect the planning and preparation at the state- and organizational-level in refugees’ receiving countries?
5. To what extent are digital technologies being developed and mobilized by different actors involved in an ad hoc governance of refugee populations?
6. How can the public, private and NGO sector work together to effectively boost economic opportunities to both refugees and host communities as well as social cohesion?

CFP Information and Culture

“PublicationCall for Papers: Information & Culture, University of Texas Press.

The journal Information & Culture has recently extended its remit to provide a home for scholarly work that addresses the social and cultural impact of information in our world across all areas of human activity. If you are seeking a home for information scholarship that deals directly with human and social concerns that might not fit easily in more traditional or established venues, consider submitting. Editors intend to create an inclusive, constructive-review environment for interesting work across disciplines and traditions. They do not restrict by method or theory, by topic or by era, only by quality, and welcome lengthy submissions where warranted. Under new arrangements, authors will retain the right to make pre-print and post-print versions of their article available on their personal website, institutional repository, or not-for-profit servers.

The journal welcomes submissions from an array of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches, including but not limited to historical, sociological, psychological, political and educational research that address the interaction of information and culture.

CFP Mentoring Interculturally

“PublicationCall for Chapter Proposals: Mentoring Interculturally/Mentoring in Intercultural Contexts. Editors: Ahmet Atay and Diana Trebing. Under contract with Peter Lang. Deadline: June 15, 2020.

Editors are looking for a few additional chapters in mentoring related to different cultural contexts. Mentoring occupies a major role in higher education. We mentor students and fellow faculty members, many of whom come from diverse backgrounds, such as first-generation, LGBTQ, and other countries among others. Perhaps as scholars and educators we do not spend or have enough time thinking about mentoring. It might also not be something that we formally discussed in graduate school. As we find ourselves mentoring various groups of people in higher education, we try to model our own mentors who helped us as students or faculty. Due to lack of formal training, perhaps we might use a trial-error approach or simply find spontaneous ways to mentor.

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CFP Discourse & Rhetoric Amid COVID-19

“PublicationCall for papers: Special issue on Discourse and Rhetoric amid COVID 19 Pandemic: Dis/Articulating The ‘New Normal’ for Rhetoric and Communications E-Journal. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Guest Editors: Andrea Valente and Paola Giorgis

The coronavirus disease (SARS-CoV-2) with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On the one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces. On the other hand, the new normal has triggered responses from skeptics, ‘Covideniers’ and protesters who try to disarticulate it by polarizing and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.

With this in mind, this Special Edition invites junior and senior scholars to collaborate with articles that explore and analyze the various languages, rhetorical strategies, and discourses used during the Covid19 pandemic in order to either articulate (e.g. construct, endorse, conform) or disarticulate (e.g. contest, deny, undermine) the ‘new normal’. This Special Edition looks forward to collaborations in the field of argumentative theory, critical/discourse analysis, rhetoric, critical sociolinguistics, communication studies, and others alike.