Kay Beckermann, assistant professor at the MSUM School of Communication and Journalism, will receive the Outstanding Article Award in the Critical/Cultural Studies Division during the National Communication Conference, November 14-17, 2019, in Baltimore, MD.

Beckermann is the co-author of “White Lies: A Racial History of the (Post)Truth” with Dr. Robert Mejia, assistant professor at North Dakota State University, and Curtis Sullivan, assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona.

The article critiques the notion that only the post-truth could explain Trump’s presidency. The authors argue that post-truth neglects ideological criticism in favor of epistemological explanations for understanding post-truth literature. Two case studies—American drug policy and housing policy—illustrate the racial amnesia required for claiming the country is currently in a post-truth era.

“White Lies: A Racial history of the (Post)Truth” has been published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14791420.2018.1456668