Divisions: Ethnicity and Race in Communication
  • Sudeshna Roy Chair
  • Stephen F Austin State University
    206 Zeno Street
    Nacogdoches TX  75965
    Ph. 9364681033  Fax 

  • Jason Cabañes Vice Chair 
    De La Salle University-Manila
    Department of Communication
    De La Salle University-Manila
    2401 Taft Avenue
    0922 Manila, Philippines 
    Ph. +63 2 524 4611 local 322
  • Miriam Hernández Secretary 
  • City University of Hong Kong 
    Tat Hong Av. 18 M5093. Hong Kong

  • Federico Subervi 

    6304 Colina Lane
    Austin TX  78759
    Ph. 512-250-0487  Fax 

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The Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division is concerned with methodological approaches and research that apply, extend or develop communication theory and analysis through an examination of race and ethnicity within local, international and transnational contexts.

The division also works to advocate for the improved status, representation and opportunities for underrepresented scholars in communication.


JANUARY 2019 ERIC Division Newsletter


  • ICA Pre-Conferences Washington 2019: #CommunicationSoWhite
  • Job Opportunities
  • Social Media: Follow us @EthnicityRace
  •  Notifications for ICA soon: January 16, 2019

Dear all,

Happy new year! Before the notifications for ICA 2019 are sent (Mark your calendars, January 16!), a reminder of our Pre-Conferences of interest: #CommunicationSoWhite and Essential Scholarship on Technology and Marginalization: A Discussion.


As part of an ongoing movement to decenter white masculinity as the normative core of scholarly inquiry, the recent article, “#CommunicationSoWhite” by Chakravartty et al. (2018) in the Journal of Communication examined racial disparities within citational practices to make a broader intervention on ways current Communication scholarship reproduces institutional racism and sexism. The underrepresentation of scholars of color within the field in regards to citations, editorial positions, and publications and ongoing exclusion of nonwhite, feminist, queer, post-colonial, and Indigenous voices is a persistent and systemic problem in the production of disciplinary knowledge. ICA President Paula Gardner echoed similar sentiments in her 2018 presidential address, calling for steps for inclusion and diversity within the International Communication Association as well as the larger field.

Please submit either an EXTENDED ABSTRACT or a PANEL PROPOSAL. 

Extended abstracts should be 1,500-3,000 words, including notes and references.  We encourage different types of submissions including position papers, case studies, and more conventional research papers that tackle any issue relating to the preconference themes.

Deadline: Please submit by Thursday, February 7, 2019, 16:00 UTC, by emailing BOTH Eve Ng at nge@ohio.edu and Khadijah Costley White at klw147@comminfo.rutgers.edu


The pre-conference will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA, at a venue close to the ICA conference hotel.  Exact location will be announced when it is finalized.  The pre-conference will end in time for participants to attend the opening plenary in the evening at the Washington Hilton.

More info. https://www.icahdq.org/blogpost/1518491/313694/CFP-ICA2019-Pre-conference-CommunicationSoWhite-Washington-DC

“Essential Scholarship on Technology and Marginalization: A Discussion”

Scholars of all kinds are invited to submit a position abstract for an ICA 2019 postconference discussion on technology and marginalization.

WHERE: All Souls Unitarian Church [Google Map] - this is about 15 minutes on a bus from the main conference hotel; 33 minutes on the metro to Washington National (Reagan) airport, 1.5 hours on public transport to Washington Dulles airport, and 1.5 hours on public transport to BWI (Baltimore airport).

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, in the morning, exact times TBD (most likely 8:30am-11:30am)

WHAT: Discussion of theorizing around marginality and technology/social media, with a goal to build a reading list and create networking opportunities for scholars working on similar topics.


Interested participants should complete the form below before February 1, 2019. In the case of limited space, participants will receive confirmation and, if applicable, their registration fee waiver, in early March 2019. Participants will need to register on the ICA site and pay a $50 registration fee to cover costs (unless they have recieved a waiver). We ask that participants RSVP by April 1 in order to have an accurate participant count.

More info: https://sites.google.com/view/ica19marginalization/home

-          Job Opportunities.

-Race and Digital Media Faculty Position @ University of Michigan

The University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies and the new Digital Studies Institute seek qualified applicants for a 50/50% jointly appointed open-rank (assistant, associate, or professor rank), tenure-track professor with research and teaching interests in Race and Digital Media. 

Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interests of current faculty can be found on the Department’s website:http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm and the program website https://lsa.umich.edu/digitalstudies. All applications must be submitted electronically to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1175

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by January 22, 2019.

  • Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University: Open Call for Fellowship Applications, Academic Year 2019-2020

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year through our annual open call. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2019-2020 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center's vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet's most important and compelling issues.

Applications will be accepted until Friday January 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Jenny, our ERIC member and now a Fellow and Founding Coordinator of the Race and Media Working Group at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University is happy to answer any questions you might have as you apply!

More info https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/fellowships/1920Fellows


Make sure to follow us @EthnicityRace and join our Facebook Page: Ethnicity and Race in Communication https://www.facebook.com/groups/162878167112707/  

Best regards and see you in Washington!

Miriam Hernandez

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