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Ramón Antonio Martínez

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Ramon Martinez

Assistant Professor

Assistant: John Baker


Dr. Martínez explores the intersections of language, race, and ideology in the public schooling experiences of students of color, with a particular focus on bi/multilingual Chicana/o and Latina/o children and youth. His research examines: (1) the everyday language and literacy practices of students of color, and the ways that these practices overlap with the forms of language and literacy privileged in academic settings; (2) the competing ideologies that inform language policy and classroom practice in urban schools, including the ways that students and teachers in these schools articulate, embody, and challenge such ideologies in their everyday interactions; and (3) the preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. He has published articles in journals such as Linguistics and Education, Research in the Teaching of English, Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Teachers College Record, and Review of Research in Education.

Other Titles

Assistant Professor of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE: Literacy, Language, and English Education
Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD): Anthropology of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Linguistics

Research Interests

Achievement | Diversity and Identity | Educational Policy | Immigrants and Immigration | Literacy and Language | Poverty and Inequality | Sociology | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Martínez, R. A., Hikida, M., & Durán, L. (2015). Unpacking ideologies of linguistic purism: How dual language teachers make sense of everyday translanguaging. International Multilingual Research Journal, 9(1).

Roser, N. L., Wetzel, M. M., Martínez, R. A., & Price-Dennis, D. (2015). A digital tool grows (and keeps growing) from the work of a community of writers. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 31(2).

Martínez, R. A., & Morales, Z. (2014). ¿ Puras Groserías?: Rethinking the Role of Profanity and Graphic Humor in Latin@ Students' Bilingual Wordplay. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 45(4).

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