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Women's Studies in Communication 2022-2025

Call for Editor Applications for Women’s Studies in Communication

The Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC) invites applications for editor of its journal, Women’s Studies in Communication. Published for nearly forty years, the journal remains the leading outlet in the communication discipline for diverse and intersectional feminist scholarship, providing a forum for research, reviews, and commentary that advance our understanding of the relationships between communication and gender. WSIC is topically and methodologically inclusive, publishing manuscripts from all perspectives in sub-fields of communication. Reflected throughout the journal are commitments to publishing the finest scholarship that is innovative, risky, and incisive. The journal encourages the development of new voices and new projects that may challenge conventional communication studies scholarship.

Recognizing that the historical predominance of white leadership in both ORWAC and WSIC has contributed to the hegemony of whiteness within the discipline of communication studies, we especially encourage BIPOC scholars to apply for this position. We also invite applications that would include co-editors, particularly if those scholars represent different subfields of communication studies.

Editorship spans Winter 2022 to Winter 2025, which involves the publication of three journal volumes of four issues each (2023, 2024, 2025). The transition between the existing and incoming editor begins Fall 2021 with the incoming editor to begin accepting manuscript submissions January 1, 2022.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit the following: a letter outlining her/his/their philosophy, experience, and ability to create and work with an effective and diverse editorial board. This letter should also indicate how the prospective editor will manage the time commitment and evidence of institutional support for the candidate’s application. The candidate should also submit a curriculum vitae. The WSIC editor is an ex-officio member of the ORWAC Executive Board and also is expected to attend the annual ORWAC/WSCA convention. Also required are a list of three references and a letter detailing institutional support for the position such as release time, computer storage, and minimal postage and copying costs. Applications in electronic format, preferably pdf format, are due March 30, 2021. Following a review of the applications by the ORWAC Executive Committee, interviews will be arranged. 

Please forward materials to Dr. Jenna Hanchey, ORWAC Vice President, at For more information, please contact Dr. Hanchey or Dr. Claire Sisco King, the current editor of WSIC, at For additional information about the journal or ORWAC, please visit

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