Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Announces New Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow

Fri, August 31, 2012

Monica Muñoz Martinez, Ph.D., is a recipient of the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic years. This postdoctoral fellowship is supported by the Office of the President at The University of Texas at Austin and hosted by the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS).

Dr. Martinez received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the American Studies Program at Yale University in 2012. She holds a Master of Arts degree in American Studies from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and American Studies from Brown University. She is a native of Texas and was born and raised in Uvalde.

While in residence at CMAS, Dr. Martinez will complete her book manuscript based on her dissertation, “‘Inherited Loss’: Tejanas and Tejanos Contesting State Violence and Revising Public Memory, 1910-Present.” Martinez’s research examines how state-sanctioned racial violence in the early twentieth century continues to influence social relations in southwest Texas. In addition, she will complete research for two journal articles.

Dr. Martinez will teach one undergraduate course during the fall semester 2012 and give a public lecture on her research in the spring semester 2013.

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