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Jacqueline Martinez

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Faculty Hd & Asc Prof (FSC)
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Biography: 

Jacqueline Martinez studies communication as it mediates the relationships among personal experience, social practices, and cultural histories. Her work is informed theoretically by U.S. American phenomenology and communication theory (semiotics) as they have developed in relation to European philosophy since the late 19th century. In an applied sense, she studies embodiment as that which enables the actualization of meaning in the immediate and concrete experiences of persons located in particular times and places. Of specific interest are issues related to racial, ethnic, class, and sexual identifications with contexts of cultural domination.

Martinez is an Associate Professor and the Faculty Head of the Languages and Cultures Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. She is also an affiliate faculty member with Women and Gender Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at ASU.

Education: 

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 1992

Department of Speech Communication Specialization in Philosophy of Communication Dissertation: “Feminist Communication Theory: A Semiotic Phenomenological Explication of Feminist Academic Theorizing.” Richard L. Lanigan, Dissertation Director

M.S. Southern Illinois University, 1988 Department of Speech Communication

B.A. California State University, Northridge, 1986 Major in Speech Communication

A.A. Los Angeles Pierce College, 1984 General Education

Research Interests: 

Jacqueline Martinez studies communication as it mediates the relationships among personal experience, social practices, and cultural histories. Her work is informed theoretically by U.S. American phenomenology and communication theory (semiotics) as they have developed in relation to European philosophy since the late 19th century. In an applied sense, she studies embodiment as that which enables the actualization of meaning in the immediate and concrete experiences of persons located in particular times and places. Of specific interest are issues related to racial, ethnic, class, and sexual identifications with contexts of cultural domination. She is an affiliate faculty member with Women and Gender Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU.

Graduate Faculty in Communication research areas: interdisciplinary phenomenology & culture and communication 

Publications: 
  • Klein, Barbara; Hart, Stephen A.; Martinez, Jacqueline M. (2021).  New Understandings of Twin Relationships: From Harmony to Estrangement and Loneliness.  New York: Routledge.

  • Martinez, Jacqueline M.  Cassirer’s “Violent Inner Tensions of Culture”: A Cultural Phenomenology of Ethics, Freedom and the Mythology of Peace." The American Journal of Semiotics (forthcoming).

  • Martinez, Jacqueline M. "Decolonial Phenomenological Practic: Communicology Across the Cultural and Political Borders of the North-South, East-West Divides.  In, Isaac E. Catt, Igor E. Klyukanov, and Andrew R. Smith (Eds). Philosophical Expeditions in Communicology: Essays for Richard L. Lanigan.  Peter Lang. (forthcoming)

  • Martinez, Jacqueline M. “Cultural Essentialism and Neo-Essentialism.” Kim, Young Yun (Ed), The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication, forthcoming 2017.  [4,000 word entry]

  • Martinez, Jacqueine M. (2016). “Communicative Sexualities: Sexual Perception, Sexual Expression and Judgment.”  In Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes (Eds.) Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics. New York: Routledge (2016)

  • Martinez, Jacqueline M. (2015). “Forward: Human Contingency and Freedom: A Response to ‘Queer Praxis.’”  In Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim (Eds.) Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking, pp. ix-xii. New York: Peter Lang.

  • Martinez, Jacqueline M. (2013). “Culture, Communication, and Latina Feminist Philosophy: Toward a Critical Phenomenology of Culture.” Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, vol. 29, no. 1 (Winter), pp. 221-236.

  • Communicative Sexualities: A Communicology of Sexual Experience. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press

  • Jacqueline M. Martinez. Interdisciplinary Phenomenology and the Study of Gender and Ethnicity. Schutzian Research (2011).

  • Jacqueline M. Martinez. Lewis Gordon's Contribution to the Study of Communication: Beyond disciplinary Decadence. Atlantic Journal of Communication (2011).
  • Jacqueline M. Martinez. Communicative Sexualities: A Communicology of Sexual Experience. (2011).
  • Jacqueline Martinez. Semiotic Phenomenology and Intercultural Communication Scholarship: Meeting the Challenge of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Difference. Western Journal of Communication (2006).
  • Review of: Disciplining Gender: Rhetorics of Sex Identity in Contemporary U.S. Culture (2005).
  • . . Maria Speaks (2004).
  • Jacqueline Martinez. Female Bodies Enacting Masculine Codes: Weight Room Semiotics. The American Journal of Semiotics (2003).
  • Jacqueline Martinez. On the Possibility of the Latino Postcolonial Intellectual. Nepantla: Views from South (2003).
  • Jacqueline Martinez. Racisms, Heterosexisms, Identities: A Semiotic Phenomenology of Self Understanding. Journal of Homosexuality (2003).
  • . . Queer Theory and Communication: From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s) (2003).
  • Mariane Souza, Jacqueline Martinez. Theoria da Comunicação Feminista: Uma Explicação Semiótico-Femomenológica da Teorização Acadêmica Feminista. Revista Tesseract (2001).
  • . . Promoting the Success of Students of Color in Communication (2001).
  • . . Readings in Cultural Contexts (2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline M. Phenomenology of Chicana Experience and Identity: Communication and Transformation in Praxis. (2000).
Research Activity: 

Currently working on a co-authored book with Lisa M. Anderson and Patricia J. Huntington entitled Creolizing Phenomenology: Black, Latina, Queer, Feminist, and East-Asian Interventions (under contract with Rowman and Littleflied).  A core aim of this book is to link theory to praxis by enacting the creolization that it conceptualizes. This book follows the view of the series by treating creolization as a liberating praxis rather than a final system of knowledge, even as it produces new understanding. In order to avoid the colonial aim to produce one ideal version of creolized phenomenology, it undertakes three forms of creolizing phenomenology while opening terrain for more variations. The authors each bring distinct areas of expertise to the project to engage a creolizing practice that takes up Black and Latina feminist, queer diasporic, communicological, and East-Asian theoretical uses of phenomenology. It additionally aspires to let the three voices intermingle and produce points of commonality without reducing differences of expression.

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
COM 364Cultural Communicology
COM 464Communicative Sexualities
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
COM 364Cultural Communicology
WST 691Seminar
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 316Gender and Communication
COM 364Cultural Communicology
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
COM 317Nonverbal Communication
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 207Intro to Communication Inquiry
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 240Physical Activity
COM 464Communicative Sexualities
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 207Intro to Communication Inquiry
Presentations: 
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Phenomenologies of Cultural Violence: Interrogating Philosophical and Scientific Prejudices. Caribbean Philosophy Association's Annual meeting, Toronto, Canada (Aug 2006).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. A Response to Peregrinajes by Maria Lugones. Radical Philosophy Biannual Conference (Nov 2005).
  • Anderson, Lisa, Martinez, Jacqueline. Racial and Sexual Embodiment. Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought, Temple University (Mar 2005).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline, Anderson, Lisa. Gender Roles, Race, and Ethnicity: Towards a Phenomenology of Butch/Femme and Lesbians of Color. Semiotic Society of America Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas (Oct 2002).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Rhetoric, Semiotics, and Racist Exclusions: A Phenomenology of Transforming Racisms. International Communicology Institute's Summer Seminar, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (Jul 2002).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Embodied Prejudice: A Critical Phenomenology of Culture, Communication, and Consciousness. National Communication Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Inviting Dialogues and Connections Among Chicanas: Jacqueline Martinez's Phenomenology of Chicana Experience and Identity. National Communication Association's Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Nov 2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. La Conciencia de la Mestiza: A Semiotic Phenomenology of Self Understanding. National Communication Association's Annual Conference (Nov 2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Phenomenology as a Theoretical and Applied approach to Communication Research. Professor Clark Olsen's COM 501: Research Methods in Communication. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Oct 2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. The Challenge of Diversity. Arizona School of Health Sciences in conjunction with their Founder's Day events (Oct 2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Current Research Issues in Semiotic Phenomenology. Professor Kristin Valentine's COM 404: Research Apprenticeship course. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Apr 2001).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Inter-Ethnic Communication: Insights From Bateson. National Communication Association's Annual Conference (Nov 2000).
  • Martinez, Jacqueline. Chicana y Chicana: On Mexican Cultural Heritage. Professor Bliss Little's COM 394: Culture and Communication in World Music" course
Service: 
  • Personnel Committee Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Chair (2006 - Present)
  • Hugh Sown School of Human Communication, Course Coordinator (2004 - Present)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer (2001 - Present)
  • HDSHC PhD Selection Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • National Communication Association, Non-Serial Publications Program. Gust Yep, Series Editor (2006 - 2008)
  • School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Graduate Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • National Communication Associate Non-Serial Publications, Member of Editorial Board (2006 - 2008)
  • PhD Selection Committee, HDSHC, member of committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Communication Theory, Manuscript reviewer (2004 - 2006)
  • Personnel Committee Hugh Downs School, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Manuscript reviewer (2005 - 2006)
  • HDS Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Wadsworth Press, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • The American Journal of Semiotics, Associate Editor (1998 - 2005)
  • University Senate, CLAS Senate, Senator (2005 - 2005)
  • Chicano Faculty and Staff Association, Faculty Representative, member of Executive Committee (2003 - 2004)
  • College of Public Programs, Senator-at-Large (2003 - 2004)
  • Journal of Homosexualty, Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, Vice Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • The American Journal of Semiotics, Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, Vice Chair Elect (2002 - 2003)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Southwest Borderlands Initiative, Representative from the Hugh Downs School (2000 - 2002)
  • Commission on Semiotics and Communication, National Communication Association, Secretary (2001 - 2001)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Reviewer (2001 - 2001)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, HDSHC, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Commission on Semiotics and Communication, National Communication Association, Chair (1999 - 2000)
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