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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
220R

Campus Box Number:
36

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My work has focused on gender and sexuality in Latin America, queer and feminist theory, transnational sexualities and social justice organizing. More particularly, my current work investigates intimacy in Mexico City in the lives of three generations of women participating in queer spaces. My courses have focused on transnational sexualities, global feminisms, social justice organizing and LGBT and queer studies. I have worked with women’s rights organizations in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. I am the co-editor of Building Feminist Movements and Organizations and I have published articles on queer Mexico City in Women Studies Quarterly, NWSA Journal and the Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
220AG

Campus Box Number:
36

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Bio:

Katherine Martinez, Ph.D., grew up in Southwestern Colorado and attended college as a first-generation student.  She began her academic career interested in criminology, later realizing that she mostly had an interest in gender within the criminal justice system.  As such, she studied abroad in The Netherlands as an undergraduate in 2002 to learn about sex and gender, completing her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with additional certification in Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies in 2011.  Her dissertation research focused on bodies and embodiment, relating specifically to self-objectification, for consensual bondage, discipline, Dominance/submission, sadomasochism (BDSM) participants.  One chapter of her dissertation, "Somebody's fetish: Self-objectification and body satisfaction among consensual sadomasochists" can be found in the Journal of Sex Research.  Today, Katherine writes and teaches on a range of topics about bodies/embodiment, gender, race, class and sexuality at the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services.  Katherine’s more recent research examines sibling-to-sibling violence and the ways in which individuals experience and come to understand their experiences with this form of violence.  Her two co-authored articles, "By the hands of our brothers: A comparison of sibling aggression for victimized heterosexual and sexual minority women" and "Responses to physical sibling violence: A descriptive analysis of victims' retrospective accounts" can be found at the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and Journal of Family Violence, respectively.  Her broader academic interests are in queer theories, practices, and activism, critical race studies, and feminist-marxism.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
RO

Office Number:
103

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:30-10:30 AM

Tues: 9:30-1:30 PM

Wed: 11:00-1:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
36

Directory Profile

Bio:

I am an Associate Professor in the department of Women's Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver where I have taught since 2010. Prior to this, I was an Assistant Professor (from 2002-2008) and an Associate Professor (from 2008-2010) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in the department of Interdisciplinary General Education.

My educational background includes an M.A. and Ph.D. in Folklore from UCLA. Folklore is the study of traditional, informal, creative behavior and my research has included topics as diverse as holiday grave decorating customs in Southern California and scarification practices in an African American fraternity. I received my B.A. in Comparative Literature from California State University, Long Beach.

My approach to teaching is to see myself as a facilitator of experiences that generate personal growth and to see students as co-creators of knowledge.

I'm indoorsy, love thrift stores, and have been a vegetarian for over 20 years.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
RO

Office Number:
205

Campus Box Number:
36

Directory Profile


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