Elizabeth C. Martinez, Ph.D.

Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and Director

Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and Director
DePaul University
2320 North Kenmore Ave., SAC, 5A-H
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 325-4373
Phone (773) 325-4373
Email emarti71@depaul.edu

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Areas of Expertise:

  • African diaspora
  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Caribbean History
  • Chicana/Latina Feminist & Queer literary
  • Chicano Studies
  • children and families
  • Children and Youth
  • Cinema
  • Civil Rights
  • Colonial Exploitation of the Hispanic Caribbean
  • Criminal justice
  • Cuba
  • Cuban Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dominican Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Education Leadership
  • Education Politics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ethnicity & Race
  • Family
  • Feminist/critical pedagogies
  • human rights
  • Identity
  • Immigration
  • Immigration Policy
  • Immigration policy and practice
  • Labor
  • Latino Politics
  • Literature
  • Migration
  • Museums & Culture
  • Nationalism/Transnationalism in the Americas
  • Neoliberalism
  • performance arts; US women of color thought; decolonial aesthetics and decolonial spiritualities
  • poetry
  • Politics of Race and Ethnicity
  • Popular Culture
  • Poverty
  • Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race/Ethnic/Gender Health Disparities
  • Settment
  • Social Welfare Reform
  • The Caribbean
  • U.S. and transnational social and political movements
  • U.S. Latinx History
  • U.S.-Cuba Relations
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • U.S.-Mexico Border Dynamics
  • Urban politics
  • visual
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Culture
  • Voting Rights Policy
  • Women's literacy
  • Youth
  • youth and protective services
  • Youth in the Americas

Elizabeth Martinez’s research and teaching focus is Latin American and US Latino literature and cultural studies, especially Mexico and Central America. She is the author of Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer: A Critical Biography (2007), Lilus Kikus, and Other Stories by Elena Poniatowska (translation and introduction, 2005), Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of the 1920s (2001), library books for children on Hispanic heritage and prominent figures, and articles in various journals. She is editor of the multidisciplinary hemispheric academic journal Diálogo, published by DePaul University and distributed by the University of Texas Press.