Communication Scholar


contact: emolmark [at] gmail

EDUCATION

PhD, Department of Communication
Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

Dissertation: Listening faithfully with Friends: An ethnography of Quaker communication practices

MSEd, Graduate School of Education, Intercultural Communication
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

BA, Comparative Literature (French minor)
Haverford College, Haverford, PA


PUBLICATIONS

B. van Over, E. Molina-Markham, S. Lie, & D. Carbaugh. (2016). Managing interaction with an in-car infotainment system. In N. A. Shaked, & U. Winter (Eds.) Design of Multimodal Mobile Interfaces (pp. 143-165). DeGruyter.

E. Molina-Markham, B. van Over, S. Lie, & D. Carbaugh. (2016). “You can do it baby”: Non-task talk with an in-car speech enabled systemCommunication Quarterly, 1-24.

D. Carbaugh, U. Winter, E. Molina-Markham, B. van Over, S. Lie, & T. Grost. (2015). A model for investigating cultural dimensions of communication in the carTheoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 1-20.

E. Molina-Markham, B. van Over, S. Lie, & D. Carbaugh. (2015). “OK, talk to you later”: Practices of ending and switching tasks in interactions with an in-car voice enabled interface. In T. Milburn (Ed.), Communicating user experience: Applying local strategies research to digital media design (pp. 7-25). London: Lexington Books.

E. Molina-Markham. (2014). Finding the “sense of the meeting”: Decision making through silence among Quakers. Western Journal of Communication, 78(2), 155-174.

E. Molina-Markham. (2013). Being spoken through: Quaker "vocal ministry" and premises of personhoodJournal of Communication and Religion, 36(3), 127-148.

D. Carbaugh, U. Winter, B. van Over, E. Molina-Markham, & S. Lie. (2013). Cultural analyses of in-car communication. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(2), 195-201.

E. Molina-Markham. (2012). Lives that preach: The cultural dimensions of telling one's "spiritual journey" among Quakers. Narrative Inquiry, 22(1), 3-23.

D. Carbaugh, E. Molina-Markham, B. van Over, & U. Winter. (2012). Using communication research for cultural variability in human factor design. In N. Stanton (Ed.), Advances in human aspects of road and rail transportation (pp. 176- 185). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

D. Carbaugh, E.V. Nuciforo, E. Molina-Markham, & B. van Over. (2011). Discursive reflexivity in the ethnography of communication: Cultural discourse analysis. Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, 11, 153-164.

OTHER NON-PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

E. Bradley, A. Gagnon, B. Gunnison, E. Markham, & M. Plotnick. (2007). Turning Quaker gray into Quaker green. Friends Journal, 53(11), 15-18.

E. Markham. (2003). A different kind of force. Friends Journal, 49(2), 23.

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS

E. Molina-Markham. (In press). “Drawing back to a sense of the whole”: Positioning practices in Quaker administrative meetings. In D. Carbaugh (Ed.), The handbook of communication in cross-cultural perspective.

PRESENTATIONS

B. van Over, E. Molina-Markham, S. Lie, & D. Carbaugh. (2015). Managing interaction with an in-car infotainment system. Competitively selected paper for the National Communication Association. Las Vegas, Nevada, November.

E. Molina-Markham, B. van Over, S. Lie, & D. Carbaugh. (2015). “OK, talk to you later”: Practices of ending and switching tasks in interactions with an in-car voice enabled interface. Paper presented as part of competitively selected panel: Employing Local Strategies Research to Understand the User Experience (UX), for the International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico, May.

E. Molina-Markham, B. van Over, S. Lie, & D. Carbaugh. (2014).  Competing cultural norms of directive sequences with an in-car speech system. Competitively selected paper for the National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois, November.

E. Molina-Markham. (2014). An ethnographic study of communication practices at a Quaker monthly meeting. Presentation for the Haverford College Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series. Haverford, Pennsylvania, April.

E. Molina-Markham & D. Carbaugh. (2013). Negotiating intercultural differences in narrative: A comparison of Quaker and Blackfeet spiritual stories. Paper presented as part of competitively selected panel: How Narratives Facilitate Personal, Cultural, and Societal Change, for the National Communication Association. Washington, DC, November.

E. Molina-Markham. (2012).  An ethnographic analysis of the active role of silence in Quaker meetings for business. Competitively selected paper for the National Communication Association. Orlando, Florida, November.

E. Molina-Markham. (2010). Communion with the Inner Light: The gathered meeting for worship among Quakers. Competitively selected paper for the National Communication Association. San Francisco, California, November.

E. Molina-Markham. (2010). Listening together: The Quaker decision-making process. Competitively selected paper for the 68th Annual New York State Communication Association Conference. Ellenville, New York, October.

E. Molina-Markham. (2010). An analysis of written communication about the “Gathered Meeting for Worship” among Quakers. Competitively selected paper for the National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar. Salt Lake City, Utah, July-August.

E. Molina-Markham. (2009). The gathered meeting for worship among Friends. Presented at Passions: Promises and Perils. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, Massachusetts, October.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Co-authored Paper Selected for Top Four Paper Award, Language & Social Interaction Division, National Communication Association. November 2014.

Religious Communication Association Dissertation of the Year Award. 2012.

Paper Selected for Top Three Paper Award, Language & Social Interaction Division, National Communication Association. November 2012.

Letter of Commendation for Teaching and Teaching Assistance, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Communication. Fall 2006, Spring 2011.

EXPERIENCE 

Associate Director, University Scholars Program & Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. 2016-present.

Editor, Graduate Studies Office, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 2013-2014.

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. Grant from the Human Machine Interface Group, General Motors Research and Development. 2011-2012.

Adjunct Instructor in Communication Studies, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA. Fall 2011.

Instructor, Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. 2006-2011.


ethnography, cultural discourse, Quakers, in-car speech, user experience