Decolonizing Organizational Communication

Mahuya Pal, Heewon Kim, Kate L. Harris, Ziyu Long, Jasmine Linabary, Elizabeth Wilhoit Larson, Peter R. Jensen, Angela N. Gist-Mackey, Jamie McDonald, Beatriz Nieto-Fernandez, Jing Jiang, Smita Misra, Sarah E. Dempsey

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The ideas of this forum germinated at the Organizational Communication Division’s pre-conference at the 106th annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 2020. A group of scholar-teachers, committed to addressing various critical social issues, came together to challenge dominant ideas, paradigms, and structures within and beyond organizational communication. We engaged with decolonization and social justice as an ongoing project that cultivates scholarship, pedagogy, and public engagement. Our discussions left us with a sense of urgency and inspiration to work substantively toward thinking differently about organizational communication. Our goal in this forum is to present the collective as a sharp provocation to decenter the spaces of theorizing and pedagogical practices in organizational communication and beyond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalManagement Communication Quarterly
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • decolonization
  • hegemony
  • hierarchy
  • rest
  • settler colonialism
  • social justice
  • violence
  • whiteness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management


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