Ernesto Javier Martínez

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5523
  • Office: 202 Alder Bldg
  • Office Hours: Fall Term 2020: By Appointment Only
  • Departments: IRES
  • Interests: Women of Color Feminisms and Queer of Color Critique, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Literary Studies
  • Website: Website

Contact Information

202 Alder Building | (541) 346-5523 | ejm@uoregon.edu | www.ernestojaviermartinez.com | Spring '20 Office Hours: W, 2-4pm.

Education

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

Statement

Research

My work—both academic and artistic—is anchored in the interdisciplinary study of race, gender, and sexuality, and guided by a broader anti-racist, feminist orientation toward institutional and social transformation. My writings on identity, experience, and subjugated knowledge have appeared in journals such as PMLA, Signs, Aztlán, and the International Journal of Diversity. I am the author of On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility (Stanford UP, 2012), as well as the co-editor of Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader (Duke UP, 2011) and The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education (Palgrave, 2014). I am also the author of the bilingual Latinx children’s book When We Love Someone We Sing to Them, illustrated by Maya Christina González (Reflections Press, 2018), as well as the writer and co-producer of the short film La Serenata, directed by Adelina Anthony. I currently serve on the executive board of the Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS), a queer Latinx grassroots organization dedicated to producing art and analyzing culture and politics in the context of activism. Before earning tenure at the University of Oregon, I served for over ten years as a member of the Coordinating Team for the Future of Minority Studies (FMS) research project, a mobile “think tank” with a primary interest in minority identity, education, and social transformation.  

Publications

Academic Books

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).

Literature & Film 

La Serenata, Dir. Adelina Anthony (AdeRisa Productions & Rebozo Boy Productions, 2019).

    When We Love Someone We Sing To Them, illustrated by Maya Christina González (Reflections Press,  2018).​

    Selected Essays, Book Chapters, and Other Writing 

    • "La Serenata," a screenplay (2017).​
    • “Con quién, dónde, y por qué te dejas? Reflections on Joto Passivity,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 39:1 (2014)
    • “Constructed Strugglers: The Impact of Diversity Narratives on Junior Faculty of Color,” co-written with Stephanie Fryberg. In The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education, co-edited with Stephanie Fryberg. Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.
    • “Foreward,” Amorcito Corazón: Poems. By Lorenzo Herréra y Lozano. Kórima Press, 2014.  
    • "Officially Advocated, Institutionally Undermined: Diversity Rhetoric and the Subjective Reality of Junior Faculty of Color,” co-written with Stephanie Fryberg and Victoria Plaut. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nationas. 11.2 (2012).   
    • “Re-membering Gay Latino Studies,” co-written with Michael Hames-García. In Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader. Duke University Press. 2011.​
    • “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form.” In Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader. Duke University Press. 2011. ​
    • “On Butler on Morrison on Language,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 35.4 (2010).  ​​​
    • “Dying to Know: Identity and Self-Knowledge in Baldwin’s Another Country.” PMLA: Publication of the Modern Language Association. 124.3 (2009).

    Awards and Honors

    • HBO Latino/ Official Latino Short Film Competition Winner, 2019
    • Imagen Award ("Best Short Film"), The Imagen Foundation, 2019
    • International Latino Book Award (Best Children’s Picture Book in English), 2019
    • International Latino Book Award (Best First Book—Children and Youth—Bilingual), 2019
    • Jury Award for Best Short Film, Long Beach Queer Film Festival, 2019
    • Jury Award for Best Youth Short, Seattle Queer Film Festival, 2019
    • Jury Award for Best Short Film, Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival, 2019
    • Jury Award for Best Motion Picture Short Narrative, La Frontera Queer Film Fest, 2019
    • Award of Excellence, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2019
    • NFA Artist Grant, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, 2019
    • Rainbow List, American Library Association, 2019
    • Fund for Faculty Excellence Award, Office of the Provost, 2018
    • Faculty Research Award, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, 2018 
    • Faculty Research Grant, Center for the Study of Women and Society, 2018
    • Project Grant, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, 2018
    • Latinx Studies Seed Grant, Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies, 2018
    • Emerging Scholar Award, Diverse Magazine, 2015
    • Best Book Award (Finalist), Lambda Literary Foundation, 2013
    • Best Book Award (Winner), Lambda Literary Foundation, 2012
    • Career Enhancement Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2009 
    • Future of Minority Studies (FMS) Summer Institute Fellowship, Cornell University, 2009
    • Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1999
    • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, 1996