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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 106–111.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Angela L. Putman 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...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Communication Association Executive Committee's decision regarding the selection of new Distinguished Scholars. The essay offers a descriptive analysis that places merit and inheritance in conversation and argues for five specific strategies for countering white supremacy in the academy. © 2020 by the Regents...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 23–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Distinguished Scholars (DS) controversy. We provide descriptions of anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity ideologies and explain how meritocracy in academic institutions and the DS controversy are entrenched in both. The study of the ideologies together—in the same way that we, a Mexican man and a Black man...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 120–121.
Published: 01 May 2020
... University of California In summer 2019, the field of communication studies imploded, owing largely to a controversy surrounding the yearly Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the National Communication Association (NCA). Of the 80 awardees from the past three decades, only one was an academic of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2020
... scholar who works at a predominantly white institution in a predominantly white discipline employed in a heteronormative, patriarchal profession. Rewind to summer 2019. The National Communication Association (NCA) Distinguished Scholars controversy (DSC) had me questioning the longevity of my formal...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2020
... movement, 4 and the summer 2019 Distinguished Scholar tensions, I cannot understand why more folks have not attended. With whom do we build coalitions? The walk to the Organizational Communication Top Paper Panel takes me through a long, empty corridor that finally leads into a windowless...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 20–24.
Published: 01 March 2020
... cloak myself in my wrongness and my foreignness. I wear it as a suit of armor. I make jokes and I relish in my toughness. Underneath it all, I am scared and I am scarred by the violence of merit. My entire academic career, white distinguished scholars tried to make me “enough.” I was told repeatedly...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 40–52.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ongoing occurrences, the question “Am I real?” is especially poignant. Am I real? Do I count? Am I Human? Do I matter? are questions worth sitting with, particularly for research scholars. Thinking about how realness, how humanness, how mattering comes to matter in social discourse, research, policy...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Universities and academic associations often have awards for teaching, service, diversity, and research. There are even awards for “distinguished scholars.” Many of these committees are not rank-restricted, which means non-tenured and pre-tenured faculty may sit on them. In my third year I began sitting on a...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 3–9.
Published: 01 December 2019
... diversity.’ Along that pathway lies disaster, for once we substitute identity for scholarly merit as the first consideration, we have lost our reason for being academics. As important as the Distinguished Scholar issue is, the far more important issue is what sort of organization the NCA will be. One...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 89–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., 2016), xi–xvii. 3. Mohan J. Dutta, “Whiteness, NCA, and Distinguished Scholars,” Culture-Centered.Blogspot.com, last modified 10 June 2019, http://culture-centered.blogspot.com/2019/06/in-post-made-in-response-to-changes-to.html . 4. Jennifer Whelen, “The Myth of Merit and Unconscious Bias...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 50–56.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Jyoti Dutta, “More on Distinguished Scholars and Racist Structures of the Discipline,” (blog), 11 June 2019, https://culture-centered.blogspot.com/2019/06/distinguished-scholars-and-racist.html . 2. Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, eds., The Imperial University: Academic Repression and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 41–46.
Published: 01 December 2019
... over everything else, including ideology. … We need to look first at the ideas, not the person. martin j. medhurst, national communication association distinguished scholar 6 Race Creative nonfiction NOTES 1. Martin Hägglund, This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom (New...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Stacey K. Sowards, “Bordering through Place/s, Difference/s, and Language/s: Intersections of Border and Feminist Theories,” Women's Studies in Communication 42, no. 2 (2019): 120–24. 19. Robert T. Craig, “Distinguished Scholars Selection Process,” CRTNET: Announcements, Queries, and Discussions...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 112–117.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Distinguished Scholars award, several Distinguished Scholars (DS) and their defenders “wanted to explain” where they “can add needed context” so they can “suggest” that “we need a conversation” in which “I want to make myself clear.” 1 Other DS claimed that their words were never intended to harm persons on...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 16–22.
Published: 01 December 2019
....” 6. Thomas K. Nakayama and Judith N. Martin, eds., Whiteness: The Communication of Social Identity (Thousand Oaks, CA: 1999). 7. Mohan J. Dutta, “Whiteness, NCA, and Distinguished Scholars,” (blog), 10 June 2019, accessed 1 July 2019, http://culture-centered.blogspot.com/2019/06/in-post...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 30–34.
Published: 01 December 2019
... where I teach would be the defining features of my academic pathways. I learned that my “otherness” would count against me. Perhaps I would never become “Distinguished Scholar” because I speak and write in accents, and experience the world through translations. Unless the structures are changed and we...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 57–63.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the Distinguished Scholars [DS] of the responsibility for selecting the new scholars, thus taking away their one and only remaining responsibility and removing from the selection process the field's most qualified judges of scholarly merit. Since 1991, only the existing pool of DS has selected the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2019
... are a collective, despite the systems imposed to legislate rivalry between Others. Voices of distinguished scholars to me over the years: “You could be part of this group in ten years if you do things right,” the learned rhetorician said to me as we stood on the margins of a reception for...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 64–68.
Published: 01 December 2019
... page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints 2019 Whiteness White privilege Communication Distinguished Scholars Merit NOTES 1. Cheryl E. Matias and Robin DiAngelo, “Beyond the Face of Race: Emo-Cognitive Explorations of White Neurosis and Racial Cray-Cray,” Educational...