Dr. Robin Boylorn, professor of interpersonal and intercultural communication at The University of Alabama, has been named editor of the Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies journal. The journal is a peer-reviewed publication that publishes scholarship for an international readership on communication as a theory, practice, technology and discipline of power.
Established by the National Communication Association, the journal seeks essays that are relevant and innovative to contribute to the culture of communication. Last year, Boylorn was named editor-elect of the journal allowing her to establish an editorial board, oversee the review process for the journal and make publication decisions.
“It is a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to help shape the conversations in the field and to co-create space for progressive and forward-thinking conversations in communication and critical/cultural studies,” said Boylorn.
Boylorn formally transitioned into the role of editor on January 1, 2022, and will serve in the position until December 31, 2024, while accompanied by her editorial assistant, LaTonya Taylor, a doctoral candidate within the College of Communication and Information Sciences (C&IS).
“I am honored to be the first black woman editor of an NCA journal, and of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies in particular,” Boylorn said. “It is invigorating to have the opportunity to oversee the review process and engage with scholarship from the beginning to final stages of production.”
Boylorn’s inaugural issue will be published in March 2022 and will be available here.