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Professor Martinez’s research and teaching focus is Latin American and US Latino literature and cultural studies, especially Mexico and Central America. She is the author of Josefina Niggli, Mexican American Writer: A Critical Biography (2007), Lilus Kikus, and Other Stories by Elena Poniatowska (translation and introduction, 2005), Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of the 1920s (2001), library books for children on Hispanic heritage and prominent figures, and articles in various journals. In 2005 she received an award for Teaching Excellence, she has participated in Humanities institutes and received NEH fellowships. She is currently preparing a series of texts in Spanish on Latin American and Latino cultural origins.