Judith Martin studies how individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their communication with and attitudes toward others. She has published more than 70 research articles, essays, and books and received several awards for her research.
Martin investigates what it means to be an effective communicator when interacting with individuals from different cultural groups, in both online and face to face contexts. Her research projects have investigated language and cultural challenges encountered by individuals living in and adapting to new cultural contexts (e.g. business personnel working overseas, international workers/students in the U. S., and U. S. American students studying abroad).
Her more recent work addresses how individuals’ ethnic/racial identities influence their relationships and communication with others. One recent study investigated how the diversity of young people's friendships influenced their views toward racial categorization and also their tendency to enter into intercultural romantic relationships. She is also interested in the impact of online communication on intercultural relationships in various contexts (education, business, health care).
intercultural communication, ethnicity and communication, and sojourner communication
Dutta, U. & Martin, J. N. (2017). Theoretical perspectives in intercultural communication. In Handbook of Intercultural Communication.
Muasya, G. & Martin, J.N. (2016). Conflict in Kenyan Households: An Exploratory Study of Professional Women and Domestic Workers, Howard Journal of Communications.
Martin, J. N. & Nakayama, T. K. (2015). Reconsidering intercultural (communication) competence in the global workplace: A dialectical perspective. Language and Intercultural Communication.
Nakayama, T. & Martin, J. (2014). Ethical issues in intercultural communication competence: A dialectical approach. In Intercultural communication competence: Conceptualization and its development in cultural contexts and interactions.
Martin, J. N., Nakayama, T. K. & Carbaugh, D. (2012). The history and development of the study of intercultural communication and applied linguistics. In The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication.
Martin, J. N., Trego, A. & Nakayama, T. K. (2010).The Relationship between College Students’ Racial Attitudes and Friendship Diversity. Howard Journal of Communications.
Patricia Gurin Scholar-Activist Award, ASU Intergroup Relations Center, April 22, 2004
“Distinguished Contribution for Success of NISA” award, ASU National-International Student Association, May 6, 2004.
Jeanie Herberger Professorship, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, 2001-2004
Achievement in Gender Equity Award, ASU Faculty Women’s Association, April, 2001
Faculty Achievement Award for Integrated Scholarship, Dean of College of Public Programs, ASU, 1999
“Best Article of the Year Award”, Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research, 1991.
“Best Article of the Year Award,” Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research, 1987.
Co-Editor, Training Section, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 1990-1999
Co-Editor, Special Issue, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Ethnicity and Methodology, 2000 (Vol. 24, Issue 4).
Editor, Special Issue, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Intercultural Communication Competence, 1989 (Vol. 13, Issue 3).
Editor, Special Issue, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Cross Cultural Orientation: Theories, Methods, Problems and Solutions, 1986 (Vol. 10, Issue 2).
Expert Reader, International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (IE-IC), Editor: Y. Y. Kim, Published by Wiley Blackwell/International Communication Association, 2014-2017.
International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 1988-present
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 2007-2016
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Special Issue on Race, 2014
Teaching Communication Activism: Communication Education for Social Justice (Eds: L.R. Frey & D. L Palmer, Hampton Press, 2014)
International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Vols 26-28, 2003-2005
Western Journal of Communication, 1993-1996, 2001-2003
Communication Monographs, 1992-1995
National Communication Association
Member, Nominating Committee, International and Intercultural Division, 2005, 2006
Paper Reviewer: 1991, 1992, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012 conventions
Member, Legislative Council, 1994-1996
Member, Research Award Committee, International and Intercultural Division, 1994-1995, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2006-2007
Chair, Research Awards Committee, 1992-93
Member, NCA Nominating Committee, 1994-1995
Chair, International and Intercultural Division, 1993-1994
Chair-Elect, International and Intercultural Division, 1992-1993
Vice Chair-Elect International and Intercultural Division, 1991-1992
Program Planner, 1993 annual convention, Miami Beach