Marne Austin

Faculty Profiles

Marne Austin

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies


PhD, Bowling Green State University
MA, University of New Mexico
BA, Northern Arizona University

Research Interests 

  • Intercultural communication
  • Relational communication
  • Gender and women's studies
  • Identity

Courses Recently Taught 

  • COMM 103: Introduction to communication
  • COMM 200: Interpersonal communication
  • COMM 307: Organizational communication
  • COMM 350: Intercultural communication
  • COMM 385: Research in communication

Professional Experience 

  • Eight years of experience as organizational communication consultant and/or corporate communication specialist.

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Croucher, S. M., M.L. Austin, L. Fang, and K.J. Holody.  "Interpersonal attraction and religious identification: A comparative analysis of Muslims and Hindus in India." Asian Journal of Communication (2012).
  • Austin, M. L.  Diary of Anorexia. In S. L. Faulkner (Ed.), The aesthetics of relating: Creative cases in relational communication. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2013.
  • Austin, M. and T. Russ. "Embracing Ambivalent Feminism as a Path Toward Reluctant Empowerment."  Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014.
  • Austin, M. "The Moderate Muslim Woman: Problematizing Democracy, Citizenship, and Dialogue." Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign-IL, May 2013.
  • Austin, M. "Negotiation Multiple Worlds: Women Reverting to Islam and Maintaining/Building Communities." Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL, November 2012.

Professional Memberships 

  • National Communication Association
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry