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Congratulations to Davi Thornton, winner of the 2015 feminist scholarship award

Congratulations to Tasha Dubriwny and Vandhana Ramadurai, winners of the 2014 feminist scholarship award

Call for Editor of Women's Studies in Communication, see below


The Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC) promotes dialogue, discussion, research, and scholarship concerned with women, feminism, gender, oppression, and social change. ORWAC is a Western States Communication Association (WSCA) affiliate, publishes a journal: Women’s Studies in Communication, and sponsors programs at the WSCA convention.

Membership includes:


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 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 and encouraging the development of new voices and new projects that may challenge conventional communication studies scholarship.

Editorship spans Winter 2017 to Winter 2019, which involves the publication of three journal volumes of four issues each (2017, 2018, 2019). The transition between the existing and incoming editor commences Fall 2015 with the incoming editor to begin accepting manuscript submissions January 1st, 2016.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit the following: a letter outlining her/his philosophy, experience, ability to set up and work with a good editorial board, as well as time commitment, institutional commitment, and 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 conference. 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 April 15, 2015. Following a review of the applications by the ORWAC Executive Committee, interviews will be arranged.

Please forward materials to Dr. Katie Gibson, President, at Katie.Gibson@colostate.edu. For more information please contact Dr. Gibson or Dr. Joan Faber McAlister, the current editor of WSIC at joan.mcalister@drake.edu.