I am honored that the Board of ORWAC has entrusted me with the editorship of Women’s Studies in Communication, and I take seriously the organization’s mission to support and mentor innovative feminist communication scholarship. I look forward to WSIC maintaining its reputation for inclusive academic excellence by engaging conversations that are robustly intersectional and attentive to the diverse forms, formats, and voices that shape feminist theorizing. To support this goal, I am committed to expanding its institutional, intellectual, and identity-based diversity—in terms of both scholarly contributions and the editorial board.
I am very pleased that Dr. Lore/tta LeMaster of Arizona State University has agreed to serve as Conversations and Commentary Editor and that Dr. Lydia Huerta of University of Nevada, Reno, has agreed to serve as Book and Media Review Editor. I look forward to working with both these scholars during my own term of service.
Call for Papers
Women's Studies in Communication (WSIC) provides a feminist forum for diverse research, reviews, and commentary addressing the relationships between communication and gender. WSIC invites contributions that advance our understanding of the intersections of gender and race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexuality, citizenship, and class, as well as the articulations between gendered performances, power, and representation in public culture. Topically and methodologically inclusive, WSIC publishes critical, qualitative, and quantitative communication scholarship drawing from a variety of areas including but not limited to interpersonal, organizational, performance, rhetoric, media, and cultural studies. The editor is committed to promoting the best work that falls within these parameters and also to encouraging the development of new voices and new projects that challenge conventions guiding communication scholarship. Feminist studies concerning queer and transgender politics, dis/ability, transnationalism, postcolonialism, decolonialization, activism, and critical race theory are especially encouraged at this time.