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 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?