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Amanda R. Martinez

 Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Associate Professor of Communication and Sociology, Davidson College


Amanda R. Martinez, Ph.D. is an associate professor and chair of the department of Communication Studies at Davidson College. She studies media and communication focusing on the underrepresented, identity, stereotyping, entertainment, and inter-group dynamics. Her publications appear in peer reviewed journals and edited books. She co-edited Latina/o/x Communication Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practice (2019) and co-edits the Cultural Media Studies book series (Peter Lang Publishing).

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Martinez’ journey

Selected readings

Martinez, A. R. (2021). Representation Matters: Theorizing Health Communication from the Flesh. Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2021.1950293

Martinez, A. R. (2017). Intersectionality, voz, & agency: A culture-centered approach to understanding U.S.-born Mexican Americans’ depression experiences. Southern Communication Journal, 82(5), 1-20.

Martinez, A. R. (2017). Monstrosities in the 2016 presidential election and beyond: Centering nepantla and intersectional feminist activism. Women’s Studies in Communication, 40(2), 145-149.

Ramasubramanian, S. & Martinez, A. R. (2016). News framing of Obama, racialized scrutiny, and symbolic racism. The Howard Journal of Communications, 28(1), 36-54.

Martinez, A. R., & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Latino audiences, racial/ethnic identification, and responses to stereotypical comedy. Mass Communication & Society, 18(2), 209-229.

Watch Prof. Martinez present on “Latinx Audiences & Laughter: The Power & Limits of Stereotype Humor” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Martinez’ insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast