Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography

Danny C. Martinez
Assistant Professor

 

Education

2012, Ph.D., UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies: Urban Schooling

2002, M.A., UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education:                     Language, Literacy & Culture

2000, B.A. in American Literature and Culture & Chicana/o Studies,          Minor in Educational Studies 

Teaching Certifications

  • California Single Subject Credential in English

Professional Appointments

2013-present, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis – School of Education

Member of the Graduate Group in Linguistics

2012-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Education, Transforming Literacy, Science, & Math through Action Research (LSciMAct).

2010-2012, Researcher/Professional Development Coordinator, UCLA Civil Rights Project – Proyecto Derechos Civiles Project SOL (Secondary Online Learning.

2007-2012, Researcher, UCLA Found in Translation Project

Working Group Affiliations

Member of the Consortium on Ethnographic Approaches to the Study of Language and Learning 

Fellow for the Working Group on English Language Learner Policy, Stanford University Graduate School of Education 

Publications

Martinez, Danny C., P. Zitlali Morales & Ursula S. Aldana (forthcoming). Leveraging students’ communicative repertoires as a tool for equitable learning. Review of Research in Education, 41.

Martinez, D. C. (2017). Imagining a language of solidarity for Black and Latinx youth in English language arts classrooms. English Education, 49(2), pp. 1790-196.

Martinez, Danny C. & Ramon A. Martínez (2017). Researching the language of race and racism in education. In Stephan May (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education. New York, NY: Springerlink

Martinez, Danny C. & Ursula S. Aldana (2016). Emergent bilingual youth in US secondary schools. In Kathleen Hinchman & Deborah Appleman (Eds.), ​Adolescent literacy: A handbook of practice-based research (pp. 78-92). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Martinez, Danny C. (2016). Latino linguistic repertoires in an intensely-segregated Black and Latina/o high school: Is this superdiversity? International Journal for the Sociology of Language. 241, 69-95. 

Martinez, Danny C. & Elizabeth Montaño (2016). Toward expanding what counts as language for Latina and Latino youth in an urban middle school classroom. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, Vol. 65, 200-216.

Banes, Leslie, Danny C. Martinez, Steve Athanases & Joanna Wong (2016). Self-reflexive inquiry into language use and beliefs: Toward more expansive language ideologiesInternational Multilingual Research Journal, 10(3), 168-187. 

Martinez, Danny C. (2016).  “This ain’t the projects”:  A researcher’s reflections on the local appropriateness of our research tools. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 47(1), 59-77. 

Martinez, Danny C. (2016). Emerging critical meta-awareness among Black and Latina/o youth during corrective feedback practices in urban English Language Arts classroomsUrban Education. doi: 10.1177/0042085915623345

Philip, Thomas, M., Danny C. Martinez, Eduardo Lopez & Antero Garcia (2016). Toward a teacher solidarity lens: Former teachers of color (re)envisioning educational research. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 19(1), 182-199. 

Martinez, Danny C. (2015). Black and Latina/o Youth Communicative Repertoires in Urban English Language Arts Classrooms.  In E. Morrel & L. Sherff (Eds.), New Directions in Teaching English: Reimagining Teaching, Teacher Education, and Research (pp. 59-79).  New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield

Martinez, Danny C. (2014). Chumpas, los bilis, y peros?: The intersection and collision of language in a middle school newcomer classroom. In J. Mahiri & S. W. Freedman (Eds.), The first year of teaching: Classroom research to increase student learning (pp. 107-119). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Orellana, Marjorie F., Danny C. Martinez, Clifford Lee & Elizabeth Montaño (2012).  Language as a tool in diverse forms of learningLinguistics and Education, 23(4), 373-387.

Martinez, Danny C. (2012).  Review of Language across difference: Ethnicity, communication and youth identities in changing urban schools by Django ParisPedagogies: An International Journal, 7(4), 380-382.

Orellana, Marjorie F., Clifford Lee & Danny C. Martinez (2011).  More than just a hammer: Building linguisstic toolkitsIssues in Applied Linguistics, 18(3), 1-7.

Orellana, Marjorie F., Jennifer Reynolds & Danny C. Martinez (2010).  Cultural modeling: Building on cultural strengths as an alternative to remedial reading approaches.  In R. Allington & McGill-Franzen (Eds.), Handbook of reading disabilities research.  New York: Taylor & Francis.

Gutierrez, Kris D., P. Zitlali Morales, Danny C. Martinez (2009).  Re-mediating literacy: Culture, difference, and learning for students from nondominant communitiesReview of Research in Education.  33, 213-245.

Policy Report

Gandara, Patricia, Megan Hopkins, & Danny C. Martinez (2011).  An assets view of language and culture for Latino students. Latino Policy & Issues Brief.  UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Special Issue Co-Editor

Orellana, Marjorie F., Danny C. Martinez & Ramon A. Martinez (Eds.) (2014). Thoughts from the editors:  Language brokering and translanguaging: Lessons on leveraging students’ linguistic competencies.  Language Arts, 91(5), 311-312

Edited Online Journal

Orellana, Marjorie F., Danny C. Martinez & Jacqueline D’warte (Eds.) (2010). What’s language got to do with it? Center X-Change Online Repository

Fellowships and Awards

Concha Delgado Gaitan Council for Anthropology and Education Presidential Fellow, 2014-2015

National Council for Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR) Cultivating New Voices Scholar Award, 2014

Ford Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2011-2012

UC ACCORD Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2011-2012

Texas State University-San Marcos Summer Predoctoral Fellowship, 2011

NCTE Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Fellow, 2010-2012

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2008 & 2010

UC Santa Cruz-Fellowship Participant: International Consortium of Researchers of Learning through Intent Community Participation, 2009-2011

UCLA Latino Alumni Association Fellowship, 2008-2009

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education Flanders New Teacher Fellowship, 2000-2002

Teaching Experience

University Teaching Experience

Sociocultural Literacy Theories for Teachers-UCD

Practitioner Action Research-UCD

Sociocritical Foundations of English Learning in Urban Elementary Classrooms-UIC

Foundations and Current Issues in Educating English Language Learners-UIC

Language Structure and Acquisition for Secondary Math Teachers-UCLA

Culture, Communication and Human Development-UCLA

Public School Teaching and Counseling Experience

Los Angeles Unified School District (2002-2007)

College Advisor, Grades 9-12 

ELA & ESL Teacher, Grades 9-10  

San Francisco Unified School District (2001-2002)  

ESL Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, Grades 6-8

Editorial Service

Editorial Board Member

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (LRA)

Language Arts (NCTE)   

Professional Memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Council for Anthropology and Education SIG

Literacy Research Association (LRA)

National Council for Teacher’s of English (NCTE)

National Council for Teacher’s of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR)

(530) 752-9749
dcmar@ucdavis.edu

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