Martha Gonzalez

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Associate Professor for the
Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies


Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue, #4015
Claremont, California 91711

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My research interests lie at the intersection of Chicana feminist theory, Chican@ music, transnational musical dialogues, Performance Studies and feminist development theory. My scholarly interests have been fueled by experience as an active music practitioner and community organizer via East Los Angeles based rock group Quetzal. I have also conducted oral histories and collaborative music and dance compositions with the feminine presence in the tradition of the son Jarocho, the music and dance culture of Veracruz, Mexico. Thus, my scholarly analysis emphasizes the importance of public scholarship via music, creative expression, and culture production as important tools of dialogue and social justice imperatives.


Fluent in English and Spanish


2016-17 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Year long funding for research and writing.

2016    5C’s Creativity and Innovation Initiative Grant Award. Towards the development of “Fandango as a DeColonial Tool” course. The Claremont Consortium, Claremont, CA. Fall.

2016    Latinos in the U.S. Funding towards student engagement and programming for “Chicano Moratorium “Herstory.” Collaboration with Grand Performances. Los Angeles, CA. Spring

2015    Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges (DH@CC) via the Mellon Foundation. Fellowship June 1-6. Claremont, CA. Summer.

2014    California Arts Council. “FandangObon” in collaboration with Great Leap Foundation. Los Angeles, CA. Fall.

2014    Professional Development Networks at the Claremont Colleges (PDN) in collaboration with Professors; Tomas Summers Sandoval (Pomona), Suyapa Portillo (Pitzer), Todd Honna (Pitzer), and Damien Sojoyner (Scripps). Claremont Colleges, Claremont CA. Fall.