Ernesto Javier Martínez

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies for IRES & Co-Director of the Latinx Studies Academic Residential Community
  • Phone: 541-346-5523
  • Office Hours: Fall '22: M 2-4 pm/T, Th 4-5 pm https://calendly.com/ejm/ejm-office-hours
  • Departments: IRES, Latinx
  • Affiliated Departments: Latinx
  • Interests: Comparative Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latinx Studies, Feminist Theory, Literary Studies
  • Website: Website

Contact Information

202 Alder Building | (541) 346-5523 | ejm@uoregon.edu | www.ernestojaviermartinez.com

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Cornell University (2005)
  • M.A., English, Cornell University (2003)
  • B.A., English, with Honors, Stanford University (1998)

Statement

I was born in East Oakland, California and raised bi-nationally, moving back and forth between Jalisco, México and the states. I was raised in a Mexican and Puerto Rican working-class household where I learned the value of solidarity, earned rage against injustice, and above all a hopefulness about what tomorrow can bring. I studied literature at Stanford and Cornell, and I’ve been teaching here in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies since 2006. I’m an activist-scholar primarily working in the fields of queer studies, Latinx studies, feminist theory, and comparative ethnic studies. I am also a children’s book author and a filmmaker. I’m eager to support students in finding their own path, contributing to the vibrancy of our communities, and creating mentorship-rich networks.

Publications

BOOKS

  • WHEN WE LOVE SOMEONE WE SING TO THEM, illustrated by Maya Christina González (Reflections Press,  2018).​

  • THE TRULY DIVERSE FACULTY: NEW DIALOGUES IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION, co-edited with Stephanie Fryberg (Palgrave Press, 2014).

  • ON MAKING SENSE: QUEER RACE NARRATIVES OF INTELLIGIBILITY, (Stanford University Press, 2012).

  • GAY LATINO STUDIES: A CRITICAL READER, co-edited with Michael Hames-García (Duke University Press, 2011).