Nydia A. Martinez, PhD

Associate Dean of CAHSS
Assistant Professor of History
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Expertise

  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • Social Justice
  • Latin American History
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Humility
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Mexican History
  • Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x History
  • Immigration
  • Study Abroad

About

Martinez is currently the director of the Chicana/o/x Studies Program, academic director of the College Assistance Migrant Program, and assistant professor of history at Eastern Washington University. As a first-generation college student and immigrant, Martinez obtained two bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and American studies, followed by a master’s in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Martinez received a doctorate in Latin American history from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2015. Her dissertation research focused on the historical, political, and cultural relations between people of Mexican ancestry in the United States and Mexican activists in Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s. Her current areas of research focus on the experience of students of Mexican descent in study abroad programs in Mexico.

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