Ernesto Javier Martínez
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- Ph.D., English, Cornell University (2005)
- M.A., English, Cornell University (2003)
- B.A., English, with Honors, Stanford University (1998)
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.
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).
SCREENWRITING & INDEPENDENT FILM
LA SERENATA. [Feature Film Screenplay | 107 pages]. Co-written with Adelina Anthony. * Awards: Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab Semifinalist (2022).
DANIEL VISITS A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD. [Animated Feature | 44 min.]. Co-written with Jill Turner. (9 Story Media, 2021 | PBS Broadcast, June 20, 2022).
LA SERENATA SHORT FILM. [Short Film | 13 min.]. Written and co-produced by Ernesto Martínez. Dir. by Adelina Anthony. (Aderisa Productions, 2019 | HBO Broadcast 2020-22). * Awards: 8 “Best Film” Awards, 20+ Film Festivals
Episodes (Digitial and TV)
THE BOY WHO BECAME A RIVER. [Animated Pilot | 20 pages.| Unproduced]. Written and co-produced by Ernesto Martínez. * Contracted (“ROFR”) by Sesame Workshop, 2020-21. Finalist, Ojalá Ignition Lab, 2021.
"Musical Show and Share." [Live Action Episode | 3 min.] Sesame Street - Ready for School, Ready for the World (RSRW). Written by Ernesto Martínez. (Sesame Street, 2021 | Digital Broadcast, April, 2022).
"Cantar." [Live Action Episode | 3 min.] Sesame Street - Spanish Word of the Day. Written by Ernesto Martínez. Digital Series (Sesame Workshop 2021| Sesame Youtube Broadcast 2021).
“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
"Notable Writer," Outfest Screenwriting Lab, 2022
Latino Media Market Fellow (National Associatino for Latino Independent Producers), 2022
Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab (Quarterfinalist), 2022
Ojalá Ignition Lab Fellowship (Finalist), 2021
Stanford Pride Award of Merit, Stanford Alumni Association, 2021
“LGBTQ Writers in Schools” Featured Author, NYC Department of Education, 2021-
Faculty Research Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2021
Queer Hero Award, Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GALPN), 2021
Creative Arts Summer Stipend, Office of the Provost, University of Oregon, 2021
Sesame Workshop Writer’s Room Fellowship, 2020
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