Young Yun Kim

Dr. Young Yun Kim
Position: Professor
Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University


Office: Burton Hall Room 132
Fall, 2017 Office Hours:
Office Hours: MW 12:30-1:00, M 6:00-6:20

Dr. Young Yun Kim

Classes Spring 2018 semester:

COMM 3513 Intercultural Communication

COMM 6413 Interethnic Communication

Academic Interests: Intercultural Communication, Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Transformation; Interethnic Association and Dissociation

Dr. Young Yun Kim is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She completed a Ph.D. degree in communication from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prof. Kim teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and direct doctoral theses in the area of intercultural and interethnic/interracial communication as well as two graduate core courses, Introduction to Graduate Study and History of Communication Theory.

Prof. Kim has published over 120 book chapters and refereed articles in academic journals. As author or editor, she has produced 13 intercultural books including Becoming Intercultural (Sage, 2001), Communicating with Strangers (4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003, with W. Gudykunst), and the International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (2018). She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and has served as President (2013-15) and Past-President (2015-17) of the International Academy for Intercultural Research.

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Representative Publications

Kim, Y. (Ed.). (2018). The international encyclopedia of intercultural communication (3 vols.). Published in cooperation of the International Communication Association. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Kim, Y. (2017). Contextual theory of interethnic communication. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.493

Kim, Y. (2016). Interethnic communication: An interdisciplinary overview. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbook of intercultural communication (pp. 389-413). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton

Kim, Y. (2016). Sojourner relationships. In C. Berger and M. Roloff (Eds.), International encyclopedia of Interpersonal communication (pp. 1-10). An official publication of the International Communication Association. Malden, MA: Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118540190.wbeic0147

Kim, Y. (2015). Achieving synchrony: A foundational dimension of intercultural communication competence. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Published online before print (March 13, 2015) doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.03.016

Kim, Y. (2015). Finding a “home” beyond culture: The emergence of intercultural personhood in the globalizing world. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 46, 3-12.

McKay-Semmler, K., & Kim, Y. (2014). Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Hispanic Youth: A Study of Communication Patterns, Functional Fitness, and Psychological Health. Communication Monograph, 81(2), 133-156.

Kim, Y., & McKay-Semmler, K. (2013). Social engagement and cross-cultural adaptation: An examination of direct- and mediated interpersonal communication activities of educated non-natives in the United States. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37(1), 99-112.

Kim, Y. (2013). The identity factor in intercultural conflict. In J. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomey (Eds.), The handbook of conflict communication: Integrating theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp. 639-660). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kim, Y. (2012). Being in concert: An explication of synchrony in intercultural communication. In T. J. Socha & M. Pitts (Eds.), The positive side of interpersonal communication (pp. 39-56). New York: Peter Lang.

Kim, Y. (2011). Beyond categories: Communication, adaptation, and Transformation. In J. Jackson (Ed.), Handbook of language and intercultural communication (pp. 229-243). New York: Routledge.

Kim, Y. (2010). Unum and pluribus: Ideological underpinnings of interethnic communication in the United States. In L. Samovar, R. Porter, & R. McDaniel (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (13th ed., 208-222). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

Kim, Y. (2009). The identity factor in intercultural competence. In Deardorff, D. K. (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (pp. 53-65). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kim, Y. (2005). Association and dissociation: A contextual theory of interethnic communication. In W. Gudykunst (Ed.), Theorizing about intercultural communication (pp. 323-349). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kim, Y. (2001). Becoming intercultural: An integrative theory of communication and intercultural communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kim, Y. (1988). Communication and cross-cultural adaptation: An integrative theory. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.