Communication and Race Call for Journal Submissions

December 31, 2023

The Communication and Race Submission Portal is open!

Launching in 2024 as a journal of the National Communication Association, Communication and Race welcomes submissions that address theorizations of race infrequently published elsewhere. Communication and Race rejects the idea that race is relevant only in reaction to recently publicized events of racism. Instead, the journal’s point of departure is that race plays a significant role in the global circulation of epistemological, political, social, and economic relations. Communication and Race assumes that the serious study of race is of value for a collective push toward thinking about new forms of humanity, far beyond Western race, while also developing a rigorous understanding of Western racial practices. Communication and Race strives to play a central role in imagining a different world, which does not ascribe a higher reality to Europe and its limited classifications of humanity.

While emerging from the field of communication studies, Communication and Race encourages submissions from across the disciplines, with an eye toward fresh theorizations of race. Such approaches may be rhetorical, media analytic, quantitative, qualitative, philosophical, historical and historiographic, (auto)ethnographic, performative, and more. A list of topics and areas of interest for Communication and Race include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Global poverty and debt
- (Neo)colonialism and decolonization
- Climate crises
- Robotics and AI
- Information economies
- Migration, borders, and refugees
- Militarism and (anti)imperialism
- Finance and consumer capitalism
- Labor and unionization
- Media archaeology and ecology
- Gender and sexuality
- Law and legal studies
- Nuclear power
- Health communication
- State-sanctioned violence
- Mass incarceration
- Nationalism
- Fascism
- Religion and secularism
- Education and knowledge production
- Intellectual histories
- Literature
- Media technology and infrastructure

Submission Guidelines

Communication and Race is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. Essays should be submitted in MS Word, be no more than 9,000 words long, and should adhere to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style in bibliographical endnote format.

Manuscripts submitted to Communication and Race must not be under review elsewhere or have appeared in any other published forms.


For additional information and updates about submissions, subscribe to COMMNotes HERE or contact the editor

NCA interviewed Armond Towns in the August issue of Spectra. You can find the interview HERE

Access the submission portal HERE