- PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures. University of California, Berkeley BA in Literature. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Professor Martínez focuses on the intersection of violence and body politics in the Latin-American and US Latino context. Her two main areas of research are: representation of historical violence recent cultural production; and gender and sexuality—particularly transgender studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled "Spectral Realism, Representations of Violence in Colombia’s Recent Cultural Production"
Professor Martínez regularly teaches courses on Latin American literature, film and history; gender and sexuality; Latin American feminisms; narratives of violence (particularly in Colombia and Mexico); and women writers in Latin America.
Within the AU community, Professor Martínez is also part of the advisory board of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, and a member of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS)
Part of her work can be found at https://american.academia.edu/JulianaMartinez