Faculty and Staff
Linda Tuncay Zayer
Title/s: Associate Professor
Office #: Schreiber 710
Linda Tuncay Zayer is Associate Professor of Marketing at the Quinlan School of Business (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MBA University of Notre Dame, B.S. Indiana University). Her research explores gender, identity, branding and consumer behavior, with a focus on transformative consumer research. Her research has been published in the top journals in the field including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Advertising, among others and funded by various non-profits. She is passionate about working with clients as part of her consulting work focused on branding and consumer insights as well as teaching what she loves- Consumer Behavior and Global Branding at Quinlan.
- PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- MBA from University of Notre Dame
- Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Indiana University
Gender and identity, media representations, social media, health care services, discourse analysis, consumer culture, transformative consumer research
Professional & Community Affiliations
Offices Held in Professional Organizations
- Advisory Board Member, GENMAC, 2017- present
- Vice President of Communications, American Marketing Association, Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group, 2006 - 2016
- Treasurer, Consumer Culture Theory Consortium, 2011 - 2014
- Champion Award by the SCN, a non-profit mutual aid organization, 2018
- Honorable Mention for Best Paper of 2012, Consumption, Markets & Culture.
- Selected as Researcher of the Year in the Quinlan School of Business, 2009
- Named Chicago Interactive Marketing Association Professor of Marketing by CIMA, 2009-2011
- Recipient of the Best Overall Conference Paper Award and Best Paper in Consumer Psychology and Behavior Track at the American Marketing Association Summer Educator’s Conference, 2009
- AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2004
- Albert J. Haring Symposium Representative (Presenter), Indiana University 2004
- John M. Jones Fellowship, 2001-2005
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Otnes, Cele, Linda Tuncay Zayer, Robert Arias, and Arun Sreekumar (forthcoming), “The Role of Extraordinary Beliefs in Consumption Rituals,” the Journal of Association for Consumer Research, 2018.
Steinfield, Laurel, Catherine Coleman, Linda Tuncay Zayer, Nacima Ourahmoune, Wendy Hein (forthcoming), “Power Logics of Consumers’ Gendered (In)justices: Reading Reproductive Health Interventions through the Transformative Gender Justice Framework,” Consumption Markets & Culture, 2018.
Drenten, Jenna and Linda Tuncay Zayer, “The Role of Digital Virtual Consumption in Navigating Risk-Laden Life Events,” the Journal of Association for Consumer Research, 3 (1), 46-62, 2018.
Hein, Wendy, Laurel Steinfield, Nacima Ourahmoune, Catherine Coleman, Linda Tuncay Zayer, and Jon Littlefield, “Gender Justice and the Market: A Transformative Consumer Research Perspective,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 35 (2), 2016, 223-236.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay and Catherine Coleman, “Advertising Professionals’ Perceptions of the Impact of Gender Portrayals on Men and Women: A Question of Ethics?” Journal of Advertising, 44 (3), 2015, p. 264-275.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay, Cele C. Otnes, and Eileen Fischer, “The Nature and Implications of Consumers’ Experiential Framings of Failure in High-Risk Service Contexts,” Journal of Service Research, 18 (3), 2015, p 303-317.
Neier, Stacy and Linda Tuncay Zayer, "Students' Perceptions and Experiences of Social Media in Higher Education," Journal of Marketing Education, 2015.
Tinson, Julie, Angeline Close, Linda Tuncay Zayer and Peter Nuttall, “Attitudinal and Behavioral Resistance: A Marketing Perspective,” Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 12 (6), 2013, p. 436-448.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay, Katherine Sredl, Marie-Agnes Parmentier and Catherine Coleman, “Consumption and Gender Identity in Popular Media: Discourses of Domesticity, Sexuality and Authenticity,” Consumption, Markets, and Culture 15 (4), 2012, p. 333-357.
Schmidt, Jeff, Linda Tuncay Zayer, and Roger Calantone, “Grumpier Old Men: Age and Sex Differences in the Evaluation of New Services,”Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29 (1), 2012, 87-98.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay and Stacy Neier, “An Exploration of Men’s Brand Relationships,”Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal,14 (1) 2011, 83-104.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay, “A Typology of Men’s Conceptualizations of Ideal Masculinity in Advertising,”Advertising & Society Review, 10 (April), 2010. Lead article.
Tuncay, Linda and Cele C. Otnes, “The Use of Persuasion Management Strategies by Identity-Vulnerable Consumers: The Case of Heterosexual Male Shoppers.”Journal of Retailing, 84 (December) 2008, p. 487-499.
Fischer, Eileen M., Cele C. Otnes, and Linda Tuncay (alphabetical order for authorship), "Pursuing Parenthood: Integrating Cultural and Cognitive Perspectives on Persistent Goal Striving,"Journal of Consumer Research,34 (December) 2007, p. 425-440. Lead article.
Gender, Culture, and Consumer Behavior, Cele C. Otnes and Linda Tuncay Zayer eds., Psychology Press, 2012.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay, Catherine Coleman, Jose Luis Rodriguez Orjuela, “‘Femvertising Discourses and Online Consumer Engagement: A Case Analysis of Under Armour’s #IWillWhatIWant Brand Campaign” in Routledge Handbook on Positive Communication, José Antonio Muniz Velazquez and Cristina Pulido, eds., Routledge, forthcoming 2018.
Steinfield, Laurel, Jon Littlefield, Catherine Coleman, Wendy Hein and Linda Tuncay Zayer, “The TCR Perspective of Gender: Moving from Critical Theory to an Activism-Praxis Orientation,” in Handbook of Research on Gender and Marketing, Edward Elger Publishing, forthcoming 2018.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay, Catherine Coleman, Wendy Hein, Jon Littlefield, Laurel Steinfield, “Gender and the Self: Traversing Feminisms, Masculinities, and Intersectionality Towards a Transformative Framework,” in The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior, Tina M. Lowrey and Michael Solomon eds., 2017.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay, Stacy Neier Beran, and Purificación Alcaide-Pulido, “The Challenges of Using Social Media in Higher Education,” in Online Consumer Behavior: The Dark Side of Social Media, Routledge/Psychology Press, Angeline Close, ed., 2017.
Maclaran, Pauline, Cele C. Otnes and Linda Tuncay Zayer, “Gender, Sexuality and Consumption,” in Routledge Handbook on Consumption, Routledge, 2017, 292-302.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay and Peter Coleman, “Male Consumers’ Motivations for Online Information Search,” in Online Consumer Behavior: Theory and Research in Social Media, Advertising, and E-Tail,Angeline Close, ed., 237 - 266, 2012.
Zayer, Linda Tuncay and Cele C. Otnes, “Climbing the Ladder or Chasing a Dream? Men’s Responses to Idealized Portrayals of Masculinity in Advertising,” in Gender, Culture and Consumer Behavior, Cele C. Otnes and Linda Tuncay Zayer, eds., 87-110, 2012.
Zayer Tuncay, Linda and Cele C. Otnes, "Exploring the Link between Masculinity and Consumption," in Brick & Mortar Shopping in the 21st Century,Tina M. Lowrey ed., 2008, p.153-168, Erlbaum Associates.
2009-2011: Chicago Interactive Marketing Association, $10,000
2016:Association for Consumer Research (Transformative Consumer Research Grant Tier II), Principle Investigator, $4,000 total, Co-investigator: C. Coleman,
American Academy of Advertising, $2000, Co-researchers Catherine Coleman, TCU and Özlem Hesapçi, Boğaziçi University