About the Journal

The Journal of Critical Study of Communication & Disability (JCSCD) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal published by Adelphi University Libraries. The journal is designed to provide a forum for research, theory, practice, policy, curriculum, and community-based engagement using critical science related to people and groups who are marginalized and/or pathologized for their languaging and ways of communicating. It is a vehicle for connecting scholars, educators, and clinicians interested in promoting transformative research, policy, and practice. The overall aims of the journal are to advocate for linguistic justice, equity, and access for diverse communicators. The journal actively seeks global perspectives and welcomes methods of inquiry that challenge positivist and colonial forms of knowledge, and papers that challenge dominant discourses and ideologies.

Papers in the journal are published with Creative Commons licenses (CC BY-SA) and authors retain copyright of their work. There are no fees to publish with JCSCD and all work is preserved using the PKP CLOCKSS archival system.

JCSCD grew out of the Speech, Language, Hearing Scientists Equity Action Collective. This group was formed in 2020 to promote dismantling professional and social ideologies, values, structures, policies and practices that perpetuate racism in Speech, Language, Hearing research, clinical, and community engagements and to advance transforming the professional community, research, teaching, and clinical practice to be inclusive and equitable. We aim to provide a professional forum for sharing information on research related to social justice in SLHS, to build community among researchers and clinicians dedicated to social justice work in the profession, to stimulate the continuous publication and scholarly work in the area of social justice and SLHS, and to promote transformative scholarly engagement detached from eurocentric, ableist, cissexist, and heteronormative ideologies as well as monolingual language ideology in scholarly and clinical inquiries in SLHS.

Equity Action Collective founding members:

  • RaMonda Horton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, DePaul University
  • Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Western Michigan University
  • Valerie E. Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Emerson College
  • Reem Khamis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Adelphi University
  • Maria L. Muñoz, Ph.D., University of Redlands
  • Benjamin Munson, Ph.D., ASHA Fellow, University of Minnesota
  • Brandi L. Newkirk-Turner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Jackson State University
  • Betty Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, San Francisco State University