Aja Martinez

AJA Y. MARTINEZ

Assistant Professor, English Department and the Writing Initiative

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012 
tel.: 607-777-6126
fax.: 607-777-2408 
e-mail: amartine@binghamton.edu

Areas of Interest

Rhetorics of Race and Racism 
Critical Race Theory 
CRT Counterstory 
First-Year Composition 
Service Learning 
Writing Program Administration 
Qualitative Research Methods (Ethnography)

Current Projects

Critical Race Counterstory as Rhetorical Methodology (book project in progress) 
“Critical Race Counterstory as Sophistic Argument: The Institution’s Stock Story vs. a Chicana’s Counterstory” (article in progress)

Books and Recent Articles

Code-meshing as World English: Policy, Pedagogy, and Performance

Young, Vershawn Ashanti and Aja Y. Martinez, ed. Code-meshing as World English: Policy, Pedagogy, and Performance. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. 
Young, Vershawn Ashanti and Aja Y. Martinez. “Code-meshing as World English Introduction.” Code-meshing as World English: Policy, Pedagogy, and Performance. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. 
Martinez, Aja Y. “‘The American Way’: Resisting the Empire of Force and Colorblind Racism.” College English. 71.6 (2009). 584-595. 
Do, Tom Hong and Aja Y. Martinez. “Writing About Film and Other Visual Texts.” Writing As Revision. Ed. Beth Alvarado and Barbara Cully. 4th ed. Needham Heights, NJ: Pearson Custom, 2011. 
Martinez, Aja Y. “Critical Race Theory Counterstory as Allegory: A rhetorical trope to raise awareness about Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies” Across the Disciplines. Spring (2013). Accepted for publication. 32 pages.

Recent Courses Taught

ENG 380C Contemporary Rhetorics of Race and Racism: Color-blind Racism in a Post-racial 
and Abstract Liberal Society 
WRT 110 First Year Composition: Seeing and Writing the World

Awards

University of Arizona Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award, 2011-2012. 
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2011. 
Texas State University-San Marcos Predoctoral Summer Dissertation Fellowship, 2010. 
Julie Christakis DeFazio Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010. 
University of Arizona New Start Summer Bridge Program Outstanding Instructor Award, 2009. 
Conference on College Composition and Communication Scholars for the Dream National Award for Underrepresented Scholars, 2008.

Last Updated: 7/25/14