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Diana Isabel Martínez

Assistant Professor of Communication
Communication Division, Seaver College
CCB 249

Biography

Diana Isabel Martínez, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Communication in the Communication Division at Seaver College. Her research explores physical and psychological borderlands, a term coined by Gloria Anzaldúa to describe spaces of social, political, and cultural struggle. She is working on archival research with the Gloria Anzaldúa collection, and she is also interested in issues surrounding social movements, intercultural dialogue, public memory, and visual rhetoric. Her recent published research has appeared in journals such as Western Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly and The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics as well as edited books. She co-edited the monograph Latina/o Communication Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practice. She teaches courses in rhetoric and leadership, communication studies, and culture and serves as the faculty advisor for the Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • M.A. Syracuse University, 2006

  • B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 2004

  • Reyes, Zazil, and Diana Isabel Martínez. Podcasting Latinidad through Crónica, Music and Entrevistas. Western Journal of Communication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2021.1885055.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Intersectionality, Feminism, and Social Movements: The Rhetoric of Nela Martinez.” In Routledge Handbook for the Rhetoric of Social Movements, edited by Nathan Crick, 116-32. New York, NY: Routledge, 2020.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. [Review of the book Decolonizing Native American Rhetoric: Communicating Self-Determination, edited by Casey Ryan Kelley and Jason Edward Black.] Quarterly Journal of Speech 106, no. 3 (2020), 352-75. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00335630.2020.1786626.
  • Martίnez, Diana Isabel. [Review of the book Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border, by Nina Maria Lozano.] Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02773945.2020.1785819.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. "Visualizing a Civil Rights Archive: Images of the Sit-In at the Lunch Counter and Other Objects." In Like a Fire: The Rhetoric of Civil Rights Sit-Ins, edited by Sean Patrick O'Rourke and Lesli K. Pace, 279-91. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2020.
  • Hernández, Leandra Hinojosa, Diana Isabel Bowen, Sarah De Los Santos Upton, and Amanda R. Martinez. (Eds.). Latina/o/x Communication Studies: Theory, Method, and Practice. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019. 
  • De Los Santos-Upton, Sarah, Diana Isabel Bowen, and Leandra Hinojosa Hernández. “Border Activism in Braiding Borders + Trenzando Fronteras.” In Latina/o/x Communication Studies: Theory, Method, and Practice, edited by Leandra Hinojosa Hernández, Diana Isabel Bowen, Sarah De Los Santos Upton, and Amanda R. Martinez, 229-50. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.
  • Hernández, Leandra Hinojosa, Sarah De Los Santos Upton, Diana Isabel Bowen, and Amanda R. Martinez. “Introduction: Latina/o/x Communication Studies: Current Considerations and Future Directions.” In Latina/o/x Communication Studies: Theory, Method, and Practice, edited by Leandra Hinojosa Hernández, Diana Isabel Bowen, Sarah De Los Santos Upton, and Amanda R. Martinez, 1-44. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Remembering Anzaldúa Globally through a Documentary Altar: ALTAR Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges.” In This Bridge We Call Communication: Anzaldúan Approaches to Theory, Method, and Praxis, edited by Leandra Hinojosa Hernández and Robert Gutierrez-Perez, 157-81. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa: From Borderlands to Nepantla.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Dana Cloud. Oxford University Press, 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.606.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel, and Susannah Bannon. “Hurricane Katrina Goes Digital: Memory, Dark Tours, and YouTube.” In Essays in Virtual Dark Tourism, edited by Kathryn N. McDaniel, 205-24. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Making Sense of Disaster through Rhetorical Homologies: Extending Walter Benjamin’s Unique/Copy Binary to Post-Katrina Tours, Communication Quarterly 66, no. 3 (2018), 265-82. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2017.1374295
  • Seahorn, Christal, Diana Isabel Bowen, Charles Jeffery Darwin, and Dragana Djordievic. “Kinetic Typography: Reinserting Embodied Delivery into Recorded Oral Texts.” In Matters of Type: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms, edited by Christopher Scott Wyatt and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, 334-63. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2017.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Voices from the Archive: Family Names, Official Documents, and Unofficial Ideologies in the Gloria Anzaldúa Papers.” The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics 1, no. 1 (2017), 26-41. 
  • Chambers, Crystal R., and Diana I. Bowen. “My Sister’s Keeper: The Value of Proactive Mentorship for Black Women Undergraduates.” National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Journal 15, no. 2 (2014), 9-24.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel, and Paul Fortunato. “Memory and Interfaith Dialogue in the Context of Globalization.” In A Communication Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue: Living within the Abrahamic Traditions, edited by Daniel S. Brown, Jr., 67-81. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
  • Fortunato, Paul, and Diana Isabel Bowen. “Deliberative Democracy and Interreligious Dialogue: An Applied Perspective. In Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew, edited by Daniel S. Brown, Jr., 139-52. Kansas City, MO: Rockhurst University Press, 2013.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. [Review of the book Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age, edited by Kendall R. Phillips & G. Mitchell Reyes]. Rhetoric and Society Quarterly 42, no. 3 (2012), 300-3.
    *Reprinted in Jenny Rice (Ed.). Regional Rhetorics: Real and Imagined Spaces, 97-107. New York, NY: Routledge, 2016.
  • Conference on Research and Creative Arts Faculty Sponsor Award, 2016 & 2017
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Award, 2017

  • Dean's Award of Appreciation In Recognition of Service for the Innovative Pedagogies Colloquia as Event Moderator, 2016

  • Leaders In Action Honoree, 2016

  • National Communication Association Certificate of Appreciation In Recognition of Outstanding Service as 2015 Convention Program Planner

  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Hiding in Plain Sight: Photographs of Mothers, Children, and Human Rights Abuses in Detention Centers at the U.S./Mexico Border.” Individual Paper Presentation for the Women’s Studies Division and La Raza Caucus of the National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2019.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “When ‘Allies’ are Enemies: Latinxs Surviving the White Savior.” Panel Discussant for the La Raza Caucus of the National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2019.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “The Latina/o Communication Studies Division and La Raza Caucus Mentorship Initiative: Connections that Facilitate Academic Surviving and Thriving.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, November 2019. 
  • Reyes, Zazil, and Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Podcasting Latinidad through Crónica, Music and Entrevistas.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA, February 2019.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Comida Es Vida: Negotiating and Performing Latina/o/x Identities through Food.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA, February 2019.
  • Reyes, Zazil, and Bowen, Diana Isabel. Podcasting and Play: Rhetorical Narrative Accounts of Latinidad through Crónica. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2018.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Laboring Latina Bodies: Unpacking Work, Play, and Policy in Academia.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2018.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Mamá PhD.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2018.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Vamos a Jugar: Mentorship and Social Bonding for the Latina/o/x Studies Division and La Raza Caucus.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2018.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Our Legacy, our Relevance in Latin@ Communication Studies: Theories, Method, and Practice.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX, November 2017.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Re-membering/Re-producing the Border: Authenticity and Latinidad.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Communication, Civic Calling, and Bridging Academia and Personal Life: Women of Color and the Constant Negotiation of Work and Life Outside the Academy.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “I Am An Angry Brown Woman”: Latinas (Re)defining (In)civility and Civic Engagement In and Out of the Academy.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Un/Citizen in the Making: An Archival Review of Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘Her Name Never Got Called.’” Paper presented at the Latina/o Studies Association, Pasadena, CA, July 2016.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Parenting and the Conscientious Communicator: Navigating Gender, Social, and Professional Expectations as Mothers.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the Southern Communication Association, Austin, TX, April 2016.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Wise Latinas Experiencing/Teaching Difference in the Classroom: Reimagining our Disciplinary Futures.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Visualizing a Rhetorical Construction of Gloria Anzaldúa in Altar Cruzando Fronteras Building Bridges.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C., November 2013.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Theorizing about Interfaith Dialogue: Connecting Again for the First Time.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C., November 2013.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Grieving and Healing: Female Experiences with Sexual Harassment in Academia.” Panel discussant at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C., November 2013.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “(Re)membering Anzaldúa: ‘Geography of the Body’ and ‘Nepantla’ in an Age of Globalization.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH, November 2013.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Visualizing a Civil Rights Archive: Images of the Sit-in[g] at the Lunch Counter and Other Objects.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association Preconference, Orlando, FL, November 2012.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Voices from the Archive: Family Names, Official Documents, and Unofficial Ideologies in the Gloria Anzaldúa Papers.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Demystifying the Rhetoric on Diversity.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Austinite Experiencias: Latino/a Bridges and Invitations in Austin, Texas.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2010.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Building Bridges through Faculty Outreach: Roles and Responsibilities to Maximize Student Engagement.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, California, November 2010.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Visualizing Borders: The Citizen/Alien Dichotomy in Images of Immigration.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Silence is Consent: Perceptions of Illegal Immigrants and Sedition.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. “Mapping Hurricane Postmodernism.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Visuality and Social Change: The Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa Papers (1942-2004).” Research in progress roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2009.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Imaging Postcolonialism: A Comparison of Anzaldúa’s Archive and Iconic Images of Immigration.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Postcolonial Actualities Conference, Austin, TX, October 2009.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Familial Ghost Stories Speak Back: Chicana Feminism, Spirituality, and a Politics of Resistance.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ, February 2009.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Unconventional Rhetorical Homologies: Formal Connections between Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction and Disaster Tours in New Orleans.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA, November 2008.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Memorializing Immigration through Art: Unconventional Voices of Resistance.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA, November 2008.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Touring Through the Age of Technological Reproduction: New Media’s Effects on Tourism.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Exploring New Media Worlds: Changing Technologies, Industries, Cultures, and Audiences in Global and Historical Contexts, College Station, TX, February 2008.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Service through Activism: Alternative Media and the Argentina Autonomista Project.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Boulder, CO, February 2008.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Bridges to the Past: Recovering the Mystic Tradition in the History of Rhetorical Theory.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2007.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Diaspora, Cultural Tourism, and Formations of Home.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2007.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Performing Home: The Influence of Latina/o Studies on Discourses of Home.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA, February 2007.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Visions of San Antonio in Sight and Sound: Connecting Scholarship with Media Action in the Home of the Alamo.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2006.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Public Spectacles of the Black Body: An Analysis of the Life of Sara Baartman.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2006.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Transcending Silence through the Imagination: The Use of Performative Writing in Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA, February 2006.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Adding Pieces to the Puzzle: The Evolution of Latina/o Studies in Communication.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 2005.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel. “A Critical Exploration of Michael Moore’s Status as a Political Icon of the Left.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April-May 2005.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel, and Alyssa Reid. “The Power of Language: A Re-examination of Critical Positions in Parliamentary Debate.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 2005.
  • Martínez, Diana Isabel, Melissa Novak. “A Woman’s Body as a Symbol of Shelter: An Exploration of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 2004.
  • Clancy, Kristine, and Martínez, Diana Isabel. “Bridging the Gap: The Argumentation and Refutation of Performance.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2004. 
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. "Archival Crossings: Gloria Anzaldúa, Rhetorical History, and Public Memory," Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University/ Decision: Grant Approved in 2019 for $1,500.
  • Bowen, Diana Isabel. "(Re)Membering Anzaldúa: Rhetoric, Memory, and Archives," Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Houston-Clear Lake Application Number FRSF # 1139/ Decision: Grant Approved in 2015 for $3,800.

Topics

  • Latina/o/x Communication Studies
  • Social Movements
  • Archival Research
  • Public Memory & Visual Culture
  • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • Critical & Cultural Studies

Courses

  • Introduction to Rhetorical Research
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Advanced Rhetorical Criticism