Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies


<p>Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Ph.D. works in the area of contemporary hemispheric cultural production, women of color feminism, performance, and alternative epistemologies.&nbsp;</p> <p>Martinez-Cruz’ book entitled <a href=""><i>Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac</i></a> (University of Arizona Press, 2011) argues that healing traditions among Mesoamerican women constitute a hemispheric intellectual lineage that thrives despite the legacy of colonization.&nbsp;</p> <p>Martinez-Cruz is the translator of <i>Ponciá Vicencio</i>, the debut novel by Afro-Brazilian author Conceição Evaristo, about a young Afro-Brazilian woman's journey from the land of her enslaved ancestors to the multiple dislocations produced by urban life. She is the editor of <i>Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology</i>, a collection of stories and art from 26 Latina women from the Midwest and beyond.&nbsp;</p> <p>Currently Martinez-Cruz is at work on a book publication examining the resistance fronts found in Chicano/a popular culture entitled <i>Breaking the Bean Scene: Anarcho-Utopias after Aztlán</i>.</p>


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