June 8, 2015—Gabriela MartÍnez, associate professor of journalism and CSWS associate director (2012-2015), is one of 14 UO faculty members chosen as a recipient of the 2015-16 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards in recognition of their research, teaching and leadership.
Recipients receive a one-time salary stipend of $20,000 or may elect to take the award as research funds of $25,000. The awards honor tenured UO faculty at the forefront of research and discovery who have demonstrated academic excellence and world-class teaching.
“The recipients of this honor have been chosen on the basis of scholarly impact within their respective fields, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the UO, and their academic leadership,” acting Provost Frances Bronet wrote in an email announcing the awards.
Gabriela MartÍnez, Associate Professor of Journalism
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, Textiles in the Southern Andes, Mamacoca, and Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey; her most recent work includes Media, Women, and Rebellion in Oaxaca; Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala, among others. In addition to her expertise in documentary production, Martínez is a scholar who specializes in international communication and the political economy of communication. Her research focuses broadly on the study of telecom and media. Professor Martínez has made important contributions to interdisciplinary programs at UO. She co-founded the Latino Roots Project. Now in its sixth year, the project bridges anthropology and journalism integrating research and creative work through classwork and community outreach, with student work archived in permanent library collections. Professor Martínez directs the Journalism Master’s Program, serves as associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, founding executive board member of the interdisciplinary Cinema Studies Program, and key founder of the Center for Latino(a)/Latin American Studies.