Drawing on autoethnography as a genre, this letter of disapplication to the discipline of organizational communication is organized around short poems. Speaking from my positionality as a brown foreign woman of Ivorian and French heritage, I walk the reader through my experience of the walkout at the 2019 National Communication Association Organizational Communication Division's Top Paper Panel. Weaving in recent and distant pasts, I claim that this particular encounter is interconnected to other daily embodied experiences of racism, sexism, and ethnocentrism that constitute the normal for many people of color in communication studies.
Object: Letter of Disapplication
Joëlle M. Cruz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. Correspondence to: Joëlle M. Cruz, Department of Communication, Hellems 96, University of Colorado Boulder, UCB 270, Boulder, CO 80309, USA. Email: Joelle.Cruz@colorado.edu.
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Joëlle M. Cruz; Object: Letter of Disapplication. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 May 2020; 9 (2): 126–132. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.2.126
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