Virtual Invisibility: Race and Communication Education


Articles published in Communication Education (CE) from 2000 to 2013 yielded four major themes: teacher/instructor to student communication, public speaking, technology, and identity. An analysis of the articles within each major theme revealed a notable absence of research investigating the experiences of students of color and the pedagogical approaches of professors of color in the classroom. Consequently, utilizing muted group and standpoint theories, the authors explore who is heard in CE, from what standpoint, and how the trend of not publishing race-related research is reproduced.

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Communication Education