Ernesto Javier Martínez, Department of Ethnic Studies

Ernesto Javier Martinez

Ernesto Javier Martínez

Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Studies for IRES
Co-Director, Latinx Studies Academic Residential Community
Practice Areas: Queer Ethnic Studies, US Latinx Literature and Culture, Feminist Theory

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Ernesto Javier Martínez is an academic expert in queer ethnic studies, US Latinx literature and culture, and feminist theory. Ernesto’s work—both academic and artistic—explores how racially and sexually marginalized communities in the United States use literature, art, and music to produce knowledge about their lives despite being subjected to forms of violence that distort their reality and that challenge their credibility as knowers.

Recent Media: 
HBO Unveils Winners For Latinx Short Film Competition (Deadline, April 3, 2020)
Connecting with community (The Torch, Feb. 15, 2020)
The Keenest Observers: Love & Song (Jefferson Public Radio, Nov. 11, 2019)
UO prof pens children's book About the Mexican serenade tradition with an LGBTQ twist (KLCC, Sept. 16, 2019)
UO professor wins Imagen Award for short film ‘La Serenata’ (Around the O, Aug. 19, 2019)
New children’s book is a bilingual love song from one boy to another (Mombian, Oct. 11, 2018) 
Literature and Visual Media for Queer Latinx Youth (Center for the Study of Women in Society, Sept. 1, 2018)
Provost announces recipients of Faculty Excellence Awards (Around the O, June 19, 2018) 
The 2018 Faculty Research Awards recognize 20 scholars (Around the O, April 16, 2018)
Scholar examining diversity in higher education through a critical lens (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Jan. 20, 2015) 
Two professors win Lambda Literary Award (University of Oregon, Sept. 10, 2012)