Call for Papers: Howard Journal of Communications Special Issue on The Barack Obama Presidency

Howard Journal of Communications: Call for Papers

Howard Journal of Communications: SPECIAL ISSUE
The Barack Obama Presidency

Barack Obama’s ascendancy to the Presidency of the United States in 2008
was historic and since then scholars have dissected his terms in office
by investigating several intersections, including race and power,
culture and communication, among others. In 2016, President Barack
Obama’s presidency will come to an end. Yet, there are still several
academic interests that surround his tenure and the days that would
follow it. The Howard Journal of Communications plans a special issue to
investigate “Obama’s America,” The time between his two presidential
terms as well as his impact on America after his tenure ends.

All submitted manuscripts must adhere to the journal’s focus on culture,
race, and gender intersecting with communication as it relates to Barack
Obama. There are several studies that are possible and they include, but
are not limited to, the following:

Post racial America
Obama’s presidency and the urban police crises
Obama rhetoric
Obama and the Supreme Court
Obama and religion: From Jeremiah Wright to Rev. Clementia Pinckney
Obama and social media: A comparison between both presidential terms
Mitchell Obama, race, and the African-American woman
Power, politics, and communication
Obama’s presidency and issues of image repair
America, communication and post-Obama
Media and the framing of Obama
Affordable Health Care
Issues of immigration
Talk shows, politics, race, and hate

Please submit a manuscript following the Howard Journal of
Communications’ guidelines for manuscript submissions, which can be
found at No submission
should be longer than 7000 words. Include on the manuscript title and in
parenthesis “Special Issue on President Obama.” The deadline for
submitting manuscripts for this special issue is February 28, 2016.