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Dr. Nadia I. Martinez-Carrillo

Assistant Professor

Office: 118 Miller Hall




Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University (Mass Communications)
M.A. Universidad de las Américas Puebla
B.A. Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Martínez-Carrillo's research focuses on global media studies and mediated representations of identity in popular media and across cultures. She explores the cultural and political implications of these representations and seeks to identify effective ways to resist narratives and media dynamics that perpetuate social inequality and the stigmatization of social groups.  


Spring 2023
COMM 250 Communication Theory
COMM 360 Studies in Intercultural Communication
COMM 411 Senior Seminar

Past courses
COMM 101 Introduction to Communication
COMM 220 Public Speaking
COMM 250 Communication Theory
COMM 317 Professional Communication
COMM 330 Small Groups Communication
COMM 350 Research Methods
CCOMM 354 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
COMM 360 Studies in Intercultural Communication
COMM 406 Independent Study
COMM 411 Senior Seminar
COMM 496 Independent Study (Honors in The Major)
INQ 110 Race and Media
INQ 120 Ethics in Communication
INQ 277 Identity Quest in D.C.

Recent Publications

Journal articles:
DeCarvalho, L., & Martínez-Carrillo, N. I. (2021). Crims and crooks: Automatization, communicative capitalism, fandom, and promotion for Wentworth. Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Martínez-Carrillo, N. I. & Tamul, D. J. (2019). (Re)constructing professional journalistic practice in Mexico: Verificado's marketing of legitimacy, collaboration, and pop culture in fact-checking the 2018 elections. International Journal of Communication, 13, 2596-2619.

DeCarvalho, L., & Martínez-Carrillo, N. I. (2018). Serving (fetishized) time: An intersectional analysis of Netflix’s food trucks in Mexico and in the United States. The Journal of Popular Culture: Special Issue on Neoliberalism and Popular Culture, 51(2), 487-510. doi: 10.1111/jpcu.12670

Tamul, D. J. & Martínez-Carrillo, N. I. (2018). Ample sample?: An examination of sampling frame sizes generated from keyword searches on immigration from LexisNexis. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(1), 96-121. doi: 10.1177/1077699016681466

Whiteside, E., Hardin, M., DeCarvalho, L., Martínez-Carrillo, N. I., & Nutter-Smith, A. (2013). "I am not a cow": Challenging narratives of empowerment in teen girls sports fiction. Sociology of Sport Journal, 30(4), 415-434. doi: 10.1123/ssj.30.4.415

Book chapters:
Cabas-Mijares, A., Martínez-Carrillo, N. I., & Mislán, C. (2019). "Berta no murió, se multiplicó": Radical media, neoliberal violence, and Indigenous resistance in Honduras. In A. Farné & A. Iranzo (Eds.), Communication for social change: Proposals for action (pp. 65–85). Valencia, Spain: Tirant lo Blanch Editorial. ISBN13:9788417706104.

Martínez-Carrillo, N. I. (2019)"Counterspaces" and Mentorship as Resources for Immigrant Faculty of Color Facing Racial Battle Fatigue. In N.D. Hartlep & D. Ball (Eds.), Racial battle fatigue in faculty: Perspectives and lessons from higher education (pp. X–X). New York: Routledge.