This essay deals with a controversy that erupted in June 2019 surrounding the National Communication Association and a decision made by its Executive Committee to change procedures for selecting Distinguished Scholars (DS). In the aftermath of this decision, a series of responses, letters, and public posts to a discipline-specific listserv (CRTNET) emerged from many of the DS, as well as a vast array of scholars within the discipline. In this essay, I revisit John T. Warren and Kathy Hytten's “faces of whiteness” and propose a fifth problematic face of whiteness that I argue is readily identifiable within the discourse of multiple DS.
Revisiting the Faces of Whiteness in the Distinguished Scholars Controversy
Angela L. Putman is Assistant Professor in the Communication Arts and Sciences program at Penn State Brandywine. Correspondence to: Angela L. Putman, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Angela L. Putman; Revisiting the Faces of Whiteness in the Distinguished Scholars Controversy. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2019; 8 (4): 106–111. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.106
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