Associate Professor Ziyu Long returns from sabbatical with an award and 3 publications

Professor gestures with her hands at the front of a classroom full of studentsDuring her sabbatical in the fall of 2021, Associate Professor Ziyu Long received the 2021 Association for Chinese Communication Studies Early Career Award. This award honors a scholar who is still in the early part of their career yet has already played an important role in contributing to the area of Chinese communication studies.

In addition, Long published two new articles in Management Communication Quarterly and one in The Emerald Handbook of Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies:

Abstract 1:

Guided by feminist politics of reinscription and intersectionality theory, this study theorized how women entrepreneurs from China, Denmark, and the United States depicted their situated struggles to resist simultaneous interlocking oppressions in everyday entrepreneuring based on 40 in-depth interviews. Participants described that they experienced inscription whereby multiple power asymmetries of gender, age, culture, race/ethnicity, and so on emerged and entangled to prescribe social scripts that constrained their entrepreneurial agencies. Simultaneously, participants engaged in reinscription to deconstruct intersectional controls and rework hegemonic scripts in situated entrepreneurial activities. They deployed three resistance strategies: recontextualizing their intersectionalities in different discursive contexts to legitimize and elevate their entrepreneur identities; reformulating their intersectionalities by invoking privileged positions to counterbalance marginalization; and re-envisioning by transcending their intersectional subordination to create opportunities for change. Instead of focusing on pre-existing and fixed power structures and identities in intersectional resistance-control processes, we demonstrate how intersectionalities are (re)constituted in situ through complex and fluid inscription-reinscription dynamics in women’s entrepreneurship.

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Citation 1: Long, Z. & Buzzanell, P.M. (2021). Constituting intersectional politics of reinscription: Women entrepreneurs’ resistance practices in China, Denmark, and the United States. Management Communication Quarterly.

Abstract 2:

Upon undertaking this forum article, we envisioned an intergenerational conversation among feminist scholars in organizational communication, providing an opportunity to discuss the history and legacy of feminist organizational communication, but also an invitation to offer critique and advance theory, praxis, and pedagogy. Our hope was to plant the seeds of new and innovative ways of doing feminist organizational communication. We imagined this project as an informal discussion that would bring forth a variety of voices and feminist approaches (e.g., Black feminisms, queer theory, feminist new materialisms, transnational and postcolonial feminisms).

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Citation 2: Linabary, J. R., Cruz, J. M., Allen, B. J., Chalupa, J. A., Dempsey, S. E., Glenn, C. L., Harris, K.L., Long, Z., McDonald, J., Musleh S., Oktaviani, F.H., Parker, P., Solande, F. (2021). Envisioning more equitable and just futures: Feminist organizational communication in theory and praxis. Management Communication Quarterly, 35, 142-168.

Abstract 3:

The Emerald Handbook of Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies examines women’s role in entrepreneurial practices in a range of developing countries and applies unique strategic contextual frameworks to analyze, interpret and understand individual processes, themes and issues. This book brings together a truly global range of scholarly voices to examine women and entrepreneurship in developing nations, exploring their practices and motivations in relation to individual, societal and institutional factors, with gender roles, role models and entrepreneurial ecosystems among the many issues interrogated. This ambitious collection presents an illuminating and ground breaking analysis of opportunities, innovations, issues and structural limits across countries which are underrepresented in the available literature to date and will be enlightening reading for all those interested in new entrepreneurial theory and practice.

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Citation 3: Long, Z. (2021). Exploring contextual influences on women’s everyday entrepreneuring: A case from China. In S. Rezaei, J. Li, S. Ashourizadeh, V. Ramadani, & S. Gërguri-Rashiti (Eds). The Emerald Handbook of Women and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies. Emerald Publishing.