"Outsider Within": Lessons Learned about SLHS and Race Scholarship


  • RaMonda Horton DePaul University
  • Maria Munoz Redlands University
  • Reem Khamis Adelphi University
  • Benjamin Munson University of Minnesota
  • Betty Yu San Francisco State University
  • Valerie E. Johnson Emerson College
  • Yvette Hyter Western Michigan University




racism, peer review, publication, higher education, speech-language-hearing sciences


This paper describes how race and racism impact the production and dissemination of knowledge in the speech, language, and hearing sciences (SLHS). In order to explain the consequences of racialized practices on Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC) scholarship, the peer review process is critiqued using the expanded psychosocial model of racism (Neville et al., 2012). We discuss the ways in which racism and white privilege operate hegemonically in the construction, distribution, and reproduction of knowledge by marginalizing the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, and interpretive frames of scholarship produced by BIPOC scholars. We provide specific recommendations for addressing barriers in the peer review process that hinder critical scholarship examining racism and other forms of marginalization.


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Author Biographies

Maria Munoz, Redlands University


Communication Sciences and Disorders

Redlands University

Benjamin Munson, University of Minnesota

Professor and Chair

Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

University of Minnesota

Betty Yu, San Francisco State University


Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Valerie E. Johnson, Emerson College

Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Yvette Hyter, Western Michigan University

Professor Emeritus

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences




How to Cite

Horton, R., Munoz, M., Khamis, R., Munson, B. ., Yu, B., Johnson, V. . E., & Hyter, Y. (2023). "Outsider Within": Lessons Learned about SLHS and Race Scholarship. Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability, 1(1), 69–87. https://doi.org/10.48516/jcscd_2023vol1iss1.14