World Languages and Cultures
Professor Martínez focuses on the intersection of violence and body politics in the Latin-American and US Latino context. Her two main areas of research are: representation of historical violence recent cultural production; and gender and sexuality—particularly transgender studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled "Spectral Realism, Representations of Violence in Colombia’s Recent Cultural Production"
Professor Martínez regularly teaches courses on Latin American literature, film and history; gender and sexuality; Latin American feminisms; narratives of violence (particularly in Colombia and Mexico); and women writers in Latin America.
Within the AU community, Professor Martínez is also part of the advisory board of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, and a member of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS)
Part of her work can be found at https://american.academia.edu/JulianaMartinez
PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures. University of California, Berkeley
BA in Literature. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia