Priscilla Martínez, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow, History

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Spring 2024 Office Hours: Thursdays from 1:30PM-3:00PM in-person, or by appointment via Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please email: 

Hello, my name is Priscilla Martínez. I am the Provost’s Postdoc Fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I recently completed my PhD in U.S.-Mexico Borderlands history with a Designated Emphasis in Latin American and Latinx Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. My principal research fields are early nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S.-Mexico borderlands history, Chicana/o/x History, Latina/o/x History, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Digital Humanities, Public and Oral History. My dissertation, “By Land and By Sea: Indigeneity, Mestizaje, and Nationalism at the Mexican Pacific Borderlands from 1750 to 1934,” centered race and nationalism as they configured the nineteenth and early twentieth-century Mexican and Indigenous borderlands communities. I read race as a historically legible, cross-border category intersected by questions of water sovereignty and power in the Mexican Pacific borderlands. As a born and raised San Antonian, returning from out of state, I am so excited to be joining the UTSA Roadrunner community. I look forward to getting to know everyone in the History department—faculty and students alike. Birds up!