Professor of Latinx Cultural Studies
5350 Park Lane Dr.
Areas of Expertise
- Performance and Popular Culture Borderlands
- Indigenous Studies Gender and Power in Latinx Cultures
- PhD, Columbia University
- BA, University of California, Berkeley
Paloma Martinez-Cruz teaches Latinx Cultural Studies in the areas of performance and popular culture; decolonial methods and practices; and Latin American and Latinx gender studies and feminisms. She is the author of Trust the Circle: The Resistance and Resilience of Rubén Castilla Herrera Food Fight! (2023), Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace (2019), and Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac (2011). She is the editor of A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Saúl García-López (Routledge). An interdisciplinary scholar-artist, she publishes poetry and fiction, directs and performs with the Taco Reparations Brigade performance troupe, and coordinates Onda Latinx Ohio, an arts initiative showcasing Latinx arts from the Midwest and beyond.
- A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society. Editor with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Saul Garcia-Lopez. (New York: Routledge, January, 2021).
- Food Fight! Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace. (University of Arizona Press, February, 2019).
- Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology. Editor. (Chicago: Proyecto Latina, 2013).
- Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011).
- Ponciá Vicencio, Conçeicão Evaristo. Translator. (New York: Host Publications, 2007).