© Ernesto Javier Martínez. All rights reserved. 

C.V.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Cornell University (2005)

  • M.A., English, Cornell University (2003)

  • B.A., English with Honors, Stanford University (1998)

  • Stanford Overseas Studies Program, Oxford University (1996)

Academic Employment History

University of Oregon

  • Interim Head, Ethnic Studies (Spring, 2016/ Summer 2017)

  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies (2015-present)

  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies (2012-15)

  • Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies (2006-12)

 

Binghamton University

  • Assistant Professor, English & Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (2005-06)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English, Binghamton University (2004-05)

Honors, Awards, Fellowships

  • 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

  • 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, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Research Award, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Research Grant, Center for the Study of Women and Society, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Project Grant, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Grant, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon, 2018

  • Faculty Grant, Division of Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Project Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Project Grant, Divisional Dean of Humanities, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Ph.D. Program Grant, Divisional Dean of Humanities, University of Oregon, 2017

  • Special Project Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2015-16

  • Emerging Scholar “Under 40” Award, Diverse Magazine, 2015

  • Lambda Literary Foundation Award Finalist (Best Book—LGBT Studies), 2013

  • Lambda Literary Foundation Award Winner (Best Book—LGBT Anthology), 2012

  • Career Enhancement Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 2009

  • Future of Minority Studies Summer Institute Fellowship, Cornell University, 2009    

  • Junior Professorship Development Award, University of Oregon, 2007-09

  • Research Development Grant, CSWS, University of Oregon, 2007

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, OMAS, University of Oregon, 2007

  • New Faculty Award, University of Oregon, 2006        

  • Dean’s Workshop Grant, Binghamton University, 2005          

  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Cornell University, 2003            

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1999

  • Cervantes Prize for Best Paper, National Assoc. for Chicana and Chicano Studies, 1998

  • Departmental Honors, Stanford University, 1998         

  • Ernesto Galarza Prize for Excellence in Research, Stanford University, 1998

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, 1996

Publications

Books

  • When We Love Someone We Sing to Them, illustrated by Maya Christina González (Reflection Press, 2018).

  • The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education, co-edited with Stephanie Fryberg (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2014).

  • On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility (Stanford UP, 2012).

  • Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader, co-edited with Michael Hames-García (Duke UP, 2011).

Films

  • Rebozo Boy. [Short]. Screenwriter & Co-Producer. Rebozo Boy Productions (in development).

  • The Golden Hour. [Feature]. Co-Screenwriter. Directed by Adelina Anthony. AdeRisa Productions and Rebozo Boy Productions (in post-production).

  • La Serenata. [Short]. Screenwriter & Co-Producer. Directed by Adelina Anthony. AdeRisa Productions & Rebozo Boy Productions (2019).

 

Books In-Progress

  • Raised Flesh: Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm

        

Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays

  • “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.

  • “Preface,” 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 Nations. 11.2. (2011): 101-116.

  • “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): 821-842.

  • “Dying to Know: Identity and Self-Knowledge in Baldwin’s Another Country.” PMLA: Publication of the Modern Language Association. 124.3 (2009): 782-797.

Invited Lectures & Presentations

Conference Presentations

National

  • (Keynote) "Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm," City, Culture, and Community Symposium, Tulane University, February, 2019.

  • “What it Might Mean to Not Just Meet, but Exceed Expectations: A Social Justice Approach to Tenure and Promotion,” Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat, Tampa, Florida, August 13, 2018.

  • “The Suicidal Sensibility of James Baldwin’s Another Country,” Stanford University, March 2018.

  • “Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm,” Queer Camaraderie Symposium, UT Austin, January 2018

  • “What are You Balancing and Why? Junior Faculty of Color and the Discourse of Work/Life Balance,” Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat, Tampa, Florida, August 16, 2017.

  • “Democratizing Merit in the Academy,” Democratizing Knowledge Institute, Rutgers University-Newark, June 15, 2017.

  • “Diversity, Junior Faculty of Color, and Institutional Transformation,” MMUF Coordinator’s Conference, New York, March 2017.

  •  “How to Survive When You Are the Only X in Your Department,” Mellon Mays Path to the Professoriate Conference, University of Pennsylvania, October 2016.

  • “The Enticements and Entrapments of Conservative Mentoring,” Chancellor’s Conference on The New Professoriate: Tenure, Diversity, and Engagement, Rutgers University, October, 2016.

  •  (Keynote) “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility,” Student Research Colloquium, Portland State University, April, 2015

  • “Backdoor Pedagogy: Teaching Queerly to the Unsuspecting,” Faculty and Graduate Student Workshop, Portland State University, April, 2015.

  • “Making Sense of Oneself and Making Sense to Others,” University of Arizona, March, 2015.

  • “Junior Faculty of Color in the Academy,” University of Arizona, March, 2015

  • “The Truly Diverse Faculty: A Conversation with Ernesto Martínez,” Arizona State University, March 2015

  • (Plenary Speaker) “Constructed Strugglers: The Impact of Diversity Narratives on Junior Faculty of Color,” Conference of Ford Fellows, Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Irvine, CA, September, 2014.

  • (Panelist) "Building a Critical Queer Studies Curriculum,” Kansas State University, April, 2014.

  • (Panelist) “Queer Studies Public Forum,” Kansas State University, April, 2014.

  • “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility,” Inaugural Lecture in Queer Studies, University of Mississippi, March, 2014.

  • “Framing Real Latino Identities,” Ohio State University, November, 2013.

  • “Queering the Latina/o Studies Classroom,” Washington University, St. Louis, November, 2013.

  • “Gender and Sexuality: Queer Enunciation and the Politics of Form,” Washington University, St. Louis, November, 2013.

  • “Constructed Strugglers: The Impact of Diversity Narratives on Junior Faculty of Color,” Forum on the Future of Diversity in Higher Education and at OSU, Ohio State University, March, 2013

  • “Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility,” Decolonial Lecture Series, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, February, 2013

  • “Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility,” Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University Press, January, 2013

  • (Panelist) “Latino Arts and Culture in a Demographically and Politically Changed Landscape: A Conversation with Five Nationally Recognized Latina/o Scholars,” National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2012.

  • “Radical Scholarship and Publishing Roundtable,” 8th Annual Future of Minority Studies Colloquium, Atlanta, GA, September 2012.

  • “Advancing the Research Agenda: A Latino Gay Men/MSM Think Tank,” [organized by The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), in collaboration with the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) of the National Institutes of Health] Washington, D.C., June 2012.

  • “The Brown Boy Looks (with Terror) at the Brown Boy,” Junot Diaz: A Symposium, Stanford University, May 2012.

  • “Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility,” Kansas State University, February 2012.

  • “Backdoor Pedagogy: A Workshop,” Kansas State University, February 2012.

  • “Teaching Queerly to the Unsuspecting,” Keywords Roundtable on “Exposure,” UC Irvine, October 2011.

  • (Chair) “Social Movements in the Americas,” Future of Minority Studies Summer Colloquium, September 2011.

  • “Queer Race Narratives,” Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellows Retreat, Princeton, NJ. October 2009.

  • “On Epistemic Injustice,” Gender, Society, and Politics Graduate Program at FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), August 2009. (A two-day online seminar with graduate students from Argentina, Mexico, and Bolivia).

  • “Race, Sexuality/Coloniality, and Prisons” Center for Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, Binghamton University, August 2009 (A two-day workshop discussing the scholarship of Ernesto Martínez and Michael Hames-Garcia).

  • “Mindset Research and Social Justice,” FMS Summer Institute Colloquium, Cornell University, August 2009 .(A collaborative and interdisciplinary workshop developed in conjunction with a social psychologist, a philosopher, and three literary critics on the implications of Carol Dweck’s “mindset” research).

  • “Progressive Masculinities: In Preparation for a Conversation with my Father,” Future of Minority Studies National Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 2008.

  • “Revising for Publication with the PMLA,” Future of Minority Studies-Summer Institute Colloquium, Ithaca, NY, July 2008.

  • “Can I Get a Witness? Randall Kenan and the Re-Socialization of Queerness,” Race and Narrative Conference, Center for the Study of the Novel, Stanford University, April 2008.

  • (Keynote) “¿Con Quién, dónde, y por qué te dejas?: Reflections on Sissy Behavior in Public and Private Space,” Towards a Queer Homeland: Bridging Communities and Resisting Hate Conference, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, November 2007.

  • “Engaging Our Faculties: Assessing the Junior Faculty of Color Domain,” Minority Studies: Preparing the Ground, FMS Summer Institute Colloquium, Cornell University, July 2007.

  • “Leslie Feinberg’s Labor,” Our Identities, Our Futures: A Symposium (with Leslie Feinberg), Cornell University, October 2006. 

  • (Spotlight Lecture) “Queer of Color Critique and Pedagogy,” Race & Pedagogy National Conference, University of Puget Sound, September 2006.

  • “‘Nefarious Purposes’: Making Morrison Theoretically Useful,” A Symposium on Identity, Knowledge, and Social Justice, Syracuse University, April 2006.

  • “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form,” How Do Identities Matter? Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, October 2005.

  • “Dying to Know: Suicidal Knowledge in Baldwin’s Another Country,” Realism in the World Symposium, Stanford University, May 2005.

  • “The Epistemic ‘Crisis’ in Queer Latina/o Migration,” Reading Identity Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison. October, 2003.

  • “Where Is Your Body? Identity, Social Location, and Embodiment,” Latino Studies Program, Cornell University. April 2001.

Local

  • (Keynote) “LGBTQI Creativity is Healing Power: Healing Ourselves Changes the World,” with Maya Christina Gonzalez, Teach OUT GSA Youth Leadership Summit, Springfield, OR, May, 2019

  • “Ally-ship and Academia,” Black Law School Student Association, University of Oregon, February 8, 2019.

  • “Cherrie Moraga in Context,” Luncheon to celebrate the Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, University of Oregon, October, 2016.

  • “The Truly Diverse Faculty,” United Academics Panel on Diversity in Higher Education University of Oregon, April, 2015

  •  (Panelist) Mentoring Tenure-Track Faculty on Publishing, University of Oregon, March, 2015

  • (Panelist) CoDaC Faculty Fellows Panel, March, 2015.

  • (Keynote) “#leaveroomfornewdreams,” Raza Unida Youth Conference, University of Oregon, May, 2014.

  • “Pedagogical Approaches to Race, Class, and Gender.” Environmental Studies Reading Group, University of Oregon, April 2014

  • Workshop Leader, “Horizontal Hostility: Hostility within Communities of Color Toward Its Own Members,” Oregon Students of Color Conference, November 2013

  •  (Panelist) “Community Cinema (“Strong!” Documentary),” George S. Turnbull Portland Center, University of Oregon, May 2012.

  • “Backdoor Pedagogy: Teaching Queer Material in the Introduction to Latina/o Studies Classroom,” Center for the Study of Women in Society. University of Oregon, May 2011.

  • (Panelist) “Collaborative Work Panel: Successes and Pitfalls,” Inequality in Academia, University of Oregon, May 2011.

  • Chair, CRESS Faculty Seminar Series (Special Focus: work-in-progress by Prof. Shireen Roshanravan), April 2011

  • CRESS Faculty Seminar Series (Special Focus: work-in-progress by Prof. Jennifer Burns Levin), April 2011

  •  “Margaret Cho’s Faggot Pageantry,” Center for Race Ethnicity and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon, May 2010.

  • Workshop Co-Facilitator, “Interrupting Racism and Sexism: A Workshop for Coalitions,” MCC Freedom School, University of Oregon, February 2009.

  •  Workshop Co-Facilitator, “Resistance to Homophobia,” Multicultural Community Center Weekend Retreat, University of Oregon, November 2008.

  •  “With Whom, Where, and Why Do You Facilitate Your Own Subjection?” Conference on Gender, Families, and Latino Immigration in Oregon, University of Oregon, May 2008.

  • Respondent, Laura Perez’s “Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities,” Currents in Gender Studies Symposium, University of Oregon, April 2008.

  • Respondent, Emily Taylor Meyer’s “‘La Puta Fundadora’: Nation and Desire in Two Puerto Rican Narratives," CRESS Graduate Seminar, University of Oregon, February 2008.

  • Discussant, “The Films of Cuba’s Special Period, 1994-2003,” University of Oregon, January 2008.

  • Guest Speaker, WGS 607, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oregon, January 2008.

  •  “‘Alternative Radical Subjectivities’: A Response to Tania Triana’s ‘Mambisa’s With Microphones,’” Faculty Seminar Series, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality (CRESS), University of Oregon, May 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, “Education as a Political Act,” Weaving New Beginnings Reception, University of Oregon, October 2007.

  • Guest Lecturer, ES 410/510: Latino and Latina American Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies Department, University of Oregon, May 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, WGS 607: Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oregon, May 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, Conflict and Dispute Resolution 610: Research Methodologies, Law School, University of Oregon, April 2007.

  • “Reading Minorities Reading: The Uses of People of Color in Contemporary Theory,” Faculty Seminar Series, Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon, April 2007.

  •  Moderator, “Gender, Sexuality, and the Immigrant Experience” (Panel with Jessica Hagedorn, Manuel Luis Martínez, Katherine Min, Patrick Rosal, and David Wright), New Writing, New Thinking Conference, University of Oregon, February 2007.

  • Guest Speaker, WGS 601-Dissertation Writing, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oregon, February 2007.

  • “My History of Homophobia,” a facilitated discussion on race, gender, and sexuality hosted at the Multicultural Center, University of Oregon, November 2006.

  •  “Joteria Thought and Praxis: Engaging Anzaldúan Borderland Thoeries for Living a Queer Latinx/Chicanx Life,” Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, Paris, France, May 2019.

  • (Chair) “Latinx Feminisms,” American Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.

  • “Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm,” American Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.

  • “Creating the Children’s Books We Were Never Meant to Read,” Association for Joteria Arts, Activism, and Scholarship, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.

  • (Chair and Commentator) “The Politics of Space and Belonging in the Fortress City,” American Studies Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 2016.

  • “Jotería Studies en Movimiento,” 10th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies, Madrid, Spain, May 2016.

  •  “Liminality, Complex Communication, and Epistemic Disobedience,” Panel honoring Maria Lugones as Woman Philosopher of the Year, American Philosophy Association Conference, Chicago, March 2016.

  • “Queers in Academia: Resistance, Self-Valorization, and Care,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Francisco, April 2015.

  • “Rigoberto Gonzalez’s Raised Flesh,” Latina/o Literature Conference, New York, April 2015.

  • “Phenomenology of the Raised Flesh,” American Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles, November, 2014.

  • (Chair and Discussant) “Queering the Archive: Decolonial Paradigms, Affective Histories and Archival Practices,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Salt Lake City, UT, April, 2014.

  • (Chair) “Repudiating Debt Across the Americas: Latinidades, Embodied Performance, and the Archive as Site of Contestation,” American Studies Association, Washington D.C., November, 2013.

  • “Historicizing Joto Activism at NACCS,” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies,” San Antonio, TX, March, 2013.

  • “Para La Imaginación Zurda: A Workshop Celebrating Joteria Consciousness in Northern New Mexico” Association for Joteria Arts, Activism, and Scholarship, Albuquerque, NM, October 2012.

  • (Chair) “Theorizing Mariposas: Redefining Queer Chicano Identities in the Works of Rigoberto González, NACCS, April 2010.

  • “Mindset Research and Minority Graduate Student Success,” Roundtable Panel: “Minority Identities, Intersectionality, and the Graduate Student Experience,” MLA Convention, December, 2009.

  • “Institutionalizing Intersectionality: Some Practical and Intellectual Challenges,” Roundtable Discussion, NWSA Conference, November, 2009.

  •  “Making Queerness Desirable: Teaching Corpus Magazine in the Ethnic Studies Classroom,” NACCS, Austin, TX, March, 2008.

  • “Power-Illiteracy, Anti-Racist Feminist Pedagogy, and the Failures of Pluralist Multiculturalism,” Engaging Our Faculties Workshop/Retreat, University of Arizona, January 2008.

  • “Barriers for Junior Faculty of Color in the Academy and the Promise of Diversity” (co-written with Stephanie Fryberg), Engaging Our Faculties Workshop/Retreat, University of Arizona, January 2008.

  • “Your Queer Theory Ain’t My Queer Theory: Understanding the Implications of Roderick Ferguson’s Queer of Color Critique,” Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference, UCLA, October, 2007.

  • “Theory from the Periphery: Minority Struggles for Social Justice,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Guadalajara, México, June 2006.

  •  “Joto Passivity as Resistance? Queer Instantiations of ‘Active Subjectivity,’” Latino Critical Theory Conference X, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2005.

  • “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form,” Mentoring and Multiculturalism Conference, University of Michigan, September 2005.

  • “Risking Disorder in Baldwin’s Another Country,” Minority Identities and Global Democracy: Defending Social, Cultural, and Ecological Diversity. Cornell University Biodiversity Center. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, May 2003. “Akin to Suicide: Identity, Moral Risk, and ‘Responsibility’ in Baldwin’s Another Country,” Feminist Theory Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University. April 2003.

  • “Hide-ing, Making Skin: Revisiting 'the closet' in Chicana/o Literature,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Chicago, Illinois, March 2002.

  • “Identity, Experience and the Undergraduate Classroom,” The Future of Minority Studies: Redefining Identity Politics Conference, Cornell University. November 2001. “Arturo Islas/Letters Home,” Latino Living Center, Cornell University. March 2001.

  • “Theoretical Promiscuity and Minority Discourse: Pillow Talk For Critics Doing Postmodernism,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies. Tucson, Arizona, April 2001.

  • “The Epistemic ‘Crisis’ in Queer Latina/o Migration,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Portland, Oregon, March 2000.

  • “Movement Towards Movement: The Value of Alternative Social Relations,” National Association for Chicana/o Studies. Mexico City, México, June 1998.