Candy Esther Martinez

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies
Candy Martinez headshot wearing an orange flower patterned shirt and has long dark hair.

Candy Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies. She received her BA in Psychology and Spanish from Amherst College and her Ph.D. in Latin American and

Latinx Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include the emotional injuries and epistemologies of Zapotec and Mixtec communities as they relate to migration, gender violence, and socio-economic changes. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright García Robles program, the American Philosophical Society, UC Berkeley’s

Research Program on Migration and Health, UCSC’s Research Center for the Americas, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the UC Office of the President. Her teaching interests include Latinx Immigrant health and wellness, community-centered filmmaking (cine comunitario) in the Americas, and structural inequalities of Indigenous communities.

BA, Amherst College; MA, PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
At Vassar since 2022


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