About Katynka Z Martinez
At SF State Since:
Katynka Z. Martínez is Professor of Latina/Latino Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a PhD in Communication from the University of California at San Diego.
Martínez’s research areas include cultural studies, media studies, community journalism, visual culture, community-generated artwork related to día de los muertos.
Here in the Latina/Latino Studies Department, she teaches courses on film, television, journalism, media studies, the ethnic press and visual culture. The students in her Latina/Latino Journalism class research the history of the U.S. Latino press and contribute articles, photography and artwork to the Mission District bilingual newspaper El Tecolote. Martínez is a board member of Acción Latina, the nonprofit organization that publishes El Tecolote.
Publications by Martínez include:
- Special Issue of Latino Studies: "The Art of Latina and Latino Elderhood." Co-editor with Mérida M. Rúa. Volume 19, Number 4, 2021.
- “Hairpiece: a photo essay featuring Yolanda Lopez” in Latino Studies. Volume 19, Number 4, 2021.
- “‘I Exist Because You Exist:’ Teaching History and Supporting Student Engagement through Bilingual Community Journalism” in Civic Engagement in Diverse Latina/o
- Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action. Edited by Mari Castañeda and Joseph Krupczynski. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 2018.
- “Latina/Latino Community Journalism: Surviving the ‘Crisis in Journalism’” in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media. Edited by María Elena Cepeda and Dolores Inés Casillas. 2017.
- “Translating Telenovelas in a Neo-Network Era: Finding an Online Home for MyNetwork Soaps” in Wired TV: Laboring Over an Interactive Future. Edited by Denise Mann. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 2014.
- “RBD” in Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013.
- “Regional Mexican Music” in Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013.
- “Pac-Man Meets the Minutemen: Video Games by Los Angeles Latino Youth” in National Civic Review. Fall 2011.
- Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. 2010. Ito, Mizuko, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Z. Martínez, C.J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp (with Judd Antin, Megan Finn, Arthur Law, Annie Manion, Sarai Mitnick, Dan Schlossberg and Sarita Yardi). Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project. 2009. Ito, Mizuko, Heather Horst, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Patricia G. Lange, C.J. Pascoe, and Laura Robinson (with Sonja Baumer, Rachel Cody, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Z. Martínez, Dan Perkel, Christo Sims, and Lisa Tripp). Cambridge: MIT Press.
- “Real Women and Their Curves: Letters to the Editor and a Magazine’s Celebration of the ‘Latina body’” in Latina/o Communication Studies Today. Edited by Angharad N. Valdivia. New York: Peter Lang Press. 2008.
- “Girls, Digital Culture, and New Media” in Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Portsmouth: Greenwood Press. 2008.
- “Quinceañera” in Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Portsmouth: Greenwood Press. 2008.
- “Monolingualism, Biculturalism, and Cable TV: HBO Latino and the Promise of the Multiplex” in Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting. Edited by Sarah Banet-Weiser, Cynthia Chris, and Anthony Freitas. New York: New York University Press. 2007.
- “American Idols with Caribbean Soul: Cubanidad and the Latin Grammys” in Latino Studies. Volume 4, Number 4, 2006.