Graduate Directory

Candy Esther Martinez
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Crown College Admin Building, NA
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  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Research Interests

Cultural memory, emotional injury, healing, cine comunitario, decoloniality 

Biography, Education and Training

B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Amherst College

Honors, Awards and Grants

 Fulbright García Robles Grantee for the year 2017-2018 in Oaxaca, Mexico. 

PIMSA (Programa de Investigación en Migración y Salud) Award

Selected Publications

How do you disclose the unrepresentable? : A Mixtec Filmmaker’s Approaches Towards Generational Sexual Abuse in ‚ÄčLa Tiricia O Cómo Curar la Tristeza (2012) published in Women of Color Cluster (WOCC) in Collaboration and Conflict Research Journal 2019,

Teaching Interests

Instructor of record for LALS 45: Race, Class, and Gender Summer 2017 and Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant and/or reader for the following courses: LALS 100, Concepts and Theories; LALS 1, Introduction to Latin American and Latino; LALS100B, Cultural Theory in the Americas; LALS 127, Género, Nación y Modernidad en el Cine; LALS155, Latin American and Latino Youth Movements; LALS 100A, Social Science Analytics and Approaches.


Rent Burden: 60% (what’s this?)

Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz face severe rent burden, often spending over 50% of our income on housing. We are precarious, but we are indispensable. 

I stand in solidarity with the COLA campaign.