Rafael Martinez Orozco
Rafael Martínez is an assistant professor of Southwest Borderlands in the College of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication. Rafael’s work focuses on immigration, migration, the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, and the American Southwest. At ASU, he teaches courses on the American Southwest, the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, and Popular Culture Issues. Rafael is also a Program Faculty for the MA Narrative Studies program in CISA.
As an advocate of community-based-history projects, Rafael is engaged in public projects that seek to connect academic work with community development. As such, he is a current recipient of Knowledge Exchange for Resilience Fellowship where he is co-creating community based research on undocumented populations in the Phoenix Valley. Rafael is part of the inaugural Interdisciplinary Solutions for Social Impact Graduate Faculty program.
- Ph.D. University of New Mexico (2020), American Studies
- M.A. University of New Mexico (2014), American Studies
- B.B. California State University, Dominguez Hills (2012), History and Chicana and Chicano Studies
Rafael Martinez's research interests include: immigration and migration, undocumented youth social movements and identities around illegalization and DACAmented status.
He approaches these research themes and topics through research medthods such as: oral histories, testimonials, storytelling, digital humanities and digital archives, and media productions.
Martinez, Rafael A., “Transformative Borders in Cinema: Evolving Concepts of Migrant Crossings,” Americana Journal of American Studies. Szeged, Hungary, 2016.
Martinez, Rafael A., Schreiber, Rebecca, “Sovereignty and Sanctuary: A Roundtable,”Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. Indiana University, 2018.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|HST 448||Mexican/U.S. Border|
|TSS 593||Applied Project|
|GRD 593||Applied Project|
|TWC 593||Applied Project|
|EPA 598||Special Topics|