• Justice Never Dies Lyric Video by Quetzal

  • Toro Ayotzinapa by Quetzal at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

  • Pillow People by Quetzal

  • Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have) by Quetzal

  • Quetzal: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

  • Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community, and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles by Martha Gonzalez

    Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles

About Me

Greetings and welcome to my website! I am a Chican@ Artivsita, PhD, feminist music theorist and an Associate Professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies at SCRIPPS/ Claremont Colleges. This website is designed to feature the different facets of my artistic, community, and academic work. Please look around and leave some feedback. Thank you for visiting!                             

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Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community, and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles by Martha Gonzalez

Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles

My new book; Chican@ Artivista: Music, Community and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles will be out soon. Check out the blurb on UT Austin press (July 27th, 2020). As the lead singer of the Grammy Award–winning rock band Quetzal and a scholar of Chicana/o and Latina/o studies, Martha Gonzalez is uniquely positioned to articulate the ways in which creative expression can serve the dual roles of political commentary and community building. Drawing on postcolonial, Chicana, black feminist, and performance theories, Chican@ Artivistas explores the visual, musical, and performance art produced in East Los Angeles since the inception of NAFTA […]

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Academia

Read about my research interests, publications, lectures, teaching & other academic work, etc…

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Music

See more about the producing, songwriting and arranging work on projects I’ve worked on…

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

MG-LA-Times-PhotoJoin me to celebrate the release of Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles! More info here.

QUETZAL WINS 2013 GRAMMY!

Quetzal's albumImaginaries CoverImaginaries” wins the 2013 Grammy for “Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album" category! More info here.