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Ph.D. - Folklore and Anthropology Indiana University
Dr. Martínez-Rivera has a dual PhD in Folklore and Anthropology from Indiana University-Bloomington (2014). She has published on the indigenous rock movement in México, on P’urhépecha vernacular cultural practices, and on conducting research in conflict zones and research methodologies. In June 2021, her co-edited volume with Dr. Solimar Otero Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: Critical and Ethnical Approaches was published by Indiana University Press, and she is currently working on her book manuscript, tentatively titled Getting Married in Angahuan: Creating Culture, Performing Community. She currently is the co-chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee and a member of the Executive Board of the American Folklore Society. Recently, she was awarded a 6-month Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Institute for Scholars and Citizens (formally known as the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation) that will allow her to conduct a year-long research project in México.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Folklore Studies, Latin/x American Studies, Youth Cultures, Decolonial and Postcolonial Studies.
I believe in the possibilities of education as a creative, constructive process. I strive to generate an inclusive, inquisitive classroom space in which each class member can question and contribute to the understanding of abstract concepts such as community, identity, and culture.
Awards and Honors:
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty (6-months) Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formally the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation)
Summer Scholars Program Providence College
Otero, S. Martinez-Rivera, M. (2021) In Solimar Otero & Mintzi A Martínez-Rivera (Ed.), Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: Critical and Ethical Approaches. Indiana University Press
Martinez-Rivera, M. (2020) “Misa Kuani: la boda p’urhépecha y sus transformaciones históricas. Un análisis etnohistórico y etnográfico.” . Relaciones Estudios de Historia y Sociedad.(41), 97-118.
Martinez-Rivera, M. Getting Married in Angahuan: Creating Culture, Performing Community.
Otero, S. Martinez-Rivera, M. “How does Folklore find’s its voice in the 21st century? An offering/invitation from the margins.” .
Martinez-Rivera, M. (2018) (Re)Imagining Indigenous Popular Culture.
Martinez-Rivera, M. (2014) ‘De El Costumbre al Rock’: Rock Indígena and Being Indigenous in 21st Century Mexico. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies.(9), 272-292.Detailed CV