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Dr. Sergio Martínez

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Office: Centennial 146
Phone: 512.245.3071

Biography: Dr. Sergio M. Martínez completed his PhD at the University of Arizona (2005). He is currently associate professor at Texas State University. In the Department of Modern Languages he had served as First-Year Spanish Coordinator, Spanish Undergraduate Adviser, and the Academic Program Director for study abroad programs in Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

He is the co-Executive Director of the on-line journal Letras Hispanas and has held several board positions at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS): Executive Director (2010-2014); President-Elect (2014-2016); and President (2016-2018). He has organized several international conferences on Latin American Studies in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Miami, Florida; Antigua, Guatemala; San Diego, California; San José, Costa Rica; and New Orleans, Louisiana and; currently, he is organizing the 2017 SCOLAS conference in Campeche, México.

Some Honors and Awards Sergio M. Martínez has received for service and teaching are: College Achievement Award for Excellence in teaching (2015); College Achievements Award for the presidential for Excellence in Service (2014); SCOLAS - Southwest Council of Latin American Studies’ Service and Leadership Award (2014); Dean’s Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service (2013); Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies (2013-2015); Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honors Society, Favorite Professor (2012); Dean’s Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010); and the Distinguished Professor, Panhellenic Teaching Award, Women of Texas State University (2008.)

Research Interests: Dr. Martínez research interests are in Mexican and Mexican American literature, migration literature, and Mexico-United States transnational studies. He has published several articles on academic journals such as: The Bilingual Review, Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Estudios Sociales, Hipertexto, CIMEXUS (Revista de Investigaciones México-Estados Unidos), Confluencia, and Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. His edited book, De Aztlán al Río de la Plata: Studies in Honor of Charles M. Tatum. was recently published (2016) by Juan de la Cuesta Press.

Courses Taught:


Spanish 5310F: (Contemporary Mexican Narrative)

Spanish 5315: (Mexican Novel: 19th and 20th Century)

Spanish 5315: (Mexican Novel of the 19th Century)

Spanish 5315: (The Novel of the Mexican Revolution)

Spanish 5313: (South American Narrative, XX Century)


Spanish 3371: (Spanish American Culture and Civilization)

Spanish 4370: (Mexican and Mexican-American literature)

Spanish 3308: (Advanced Composition for Native Speakers)

Spanish 3308: (Advanced Composition)

Spanish 3306: (Spanish-American Literature: 1880-present)

Spanish 3305: (Spanish-American Literature: Colonial-1880)

Spanish 2320: (Intermediate Spanish II)

Spanish 2310: (Intermediate Spanish I)

Spanish 1420: (Elementary Spanish II)

Spanish 1410: (Elementary Spanish I)