CFP Refugee Communications in the Digital Age

Call for Papers: Refugee Communications in the Digital Age
Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist
Submission deadline: February 15, 2017

This American Behavioral Scientist special issue seeks scholarly contributions in the area of refugee communications, broadly defined. The special issue will consider manuscripts from an array perspectives, disciplines and methodologies, including content analysis, discourse analysis, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and experimentation and will provide most recent data on refugee communications around the world. Each contributor will be asked to include recommendations on best practices in refugee communications, including suggestions for ways communications professionals, governmental officials and other actors can contribute to dominant discourse about refugees, which ultimately shapes public opinion and policy making.

The following are examples of the kinds of topics the editors consider relevant to this issue:
– Analysis of portrayals of refugees in both traditional or social media
– Empirical examination of the effects of media portrayals of refugees on audiences
– Communications interventions aimed at improving social outcomes for refugee populations
– Discussions of ethics and refugee communication
– Documentation of communication use by refugee populations

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