Young Yun Kim

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


Phone: 405-325-1587

Office: Burton Hall Room 132
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Dr. Young Yun Kim

Classes Fall 2015 semester:

Comm 3413 Interethnic Communication

Comm 6314 History and Theory of Communication

Academic Interests: Intercultural Communication, Adaptation, and Transformation; Association and Dissociation in Interethnic Communication

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/interethnic/interracial communication as well as two graduate core courses, Introduction to Graduate Study and Historical Development of Communication Theory. 

Prof. Kim has published over 100 book chapters and refereed articles in academic journals. As author or editor, she has produced 11 intercultural books including Becoming Intercultural (Sage, 2001) and Communicating with Strangers (4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003, with W. Gudykunst). She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and President (2013-2015) of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. 

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Representative Publications: 

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.

McKay-Semmler, K., Semmler, S., & Kim, Y. (2014). Local News Media Cultivation of Host Receptivity in Plainstown. Human Communication Research, 40(2), 188-208.

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. (2008). Toward intercultural personhood: An integration of Eastern and Western perspectives. In L. Samovar, R. Porter, & E. McDaniel (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (12th ed., pp. 435-446). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

Kim, Y. (2005). Adapting to a new culture: An integrative communication theory. In W. Gudykunst (Ed.), Theorizing about intercultural communication (pp. 375-400). 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. (2004). Long-term cross-cultural adaptation: Training implications of an integrative theory. In D. Landis, M. Bennett, & J. Bennett (Eds.), Handbook of intercultural training (3rd ed., pp. 337-362). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kim, Y. (2001). Intercultural adaptation: An interdisciplinary overview. In W. Gudykunst & B. Mody (Eds.), Handbook of international & intercultural communication (pp. 259-273). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.