WIM + GMC | Dr. Mintzi Martinez-Rivera, “Decolonial Ethnographic Approaches to Social Justice Research” (March 26, 2021)
Dr. Mintzi Auanda Martínez-Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Providence College. She has a dual PhD (Folklore and Anthropology) from Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB). Her research and teaching focuses on P’urhépecha culture, indigenous youth culture, indigenous popular culture, expressive cultural practices, Critical Indigenous and Anti-Oppressive research methods, and cultural transformations. She has published on the indigenous rock movement in Mexico, about P’urhépecha wedding rituals, and on conducting research in conflict zones and research methodologies. In June 2021, her co-edited volume with Dr. Solimar Otero Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: Critical and Ethnical Approaches will be published by Indiana University Press, and she is currently working on her book manuscript, tentatively titled Getting Married in Angahuan: Creating Culture, Performing Community. She is also currently co-editing, together with Drs. Solimar Otero and Rachel V González, a special volume on Latinx Folkloristics: Transnational WOC Perspectives for the Journal of American Folklore. For the last 2 years she has cooperated with the Social Justice Collaborative, a non-profit organization in California that provides legal aid on immigration cases.