Kehbuma Langmia, professor and chair of the department of strategic, legal and management communications at Howard University, has been honored as the 2020 recipient of the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication.
The award, presented by the National Communication Association, honors a scholar whose body of work demonstrates a sustained commitment to either or both the study of African American and the African Diaspora communication and culture, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
The award will be presented virtually on Nov. 21 at the NCA 106th Annual Convention.
“This award has confirmed the urgent need for Black and Africana Communication scholars to continue the path of decolonizing our minds through theorizing the communication studies beyond the West,” Langmia said, the Journal reported.
Langmia joined the faculty at Howard University in 2013 after teaching at Bowie State University in Maryland. He is the editor of the book Black/Africana Communication Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
Langmia holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Yaounde University in Cameroon. He earned a doctorate in mass communication and media studies from Howard University.