Professor Gabriela Martínez is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed, or edited more than 12 ethnographic and social documentaries. Her early documentary work includes Ñakaj and Textiles in the Southern Andes, Mamacoca, and Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey, and her most recent work includes Media, Women, and Rebellion in Oaxaca and Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala.
In addition to her documentary work, Martínez is a scholar who specializes in international communication and the political economy of communication. While her primary geographical area of expertise is Latin America, she also looks at, weaves in, and analyzes historical, political, cultural, and economic connections highlighting the longstanding connection of this region to other countries and continents around the globe.
Professor Martínez is the co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project, a faculty/student- and grassroots-led historical digital repository.
Professor Martínez has served as associate director for the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and director for the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). She is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and affiliated faculty with the Latin American Studies Program (LAS), Cinema Studies Department, and the Folklore and Public Culture Program.