Associate professor and noted scholar of Black and Latinx language and literacy practices Danny C. Martinez joined a select cohort of faculty as a 2021-22 Chancellor’s Fellow.
The Chancellor’s Fellow program awards $25,000 in funding to outstanding faculty who are helping to solve complex and pressing problems.
Martinez, who uses ethnographic methods to document the language and literacy experiences of Black, Latinx and other racially minoritized youth populations, joined the UC Davis School of Education faculty in 2013. Since then, he has received multiple awards for his teaching and research. Through his exploration of the cultural and communicative practices of Black and Latinx youth in literacy learning contexts, and teacher learning as it relates to leveraging youths’ rich communicative resources, Martinez has made important contributions to the School’s mission to advocate for learners and develop educational leaders. He is also the current chair of the Graduate Group in Education.
“Professor Martinez is an incredibly productive scholar pushing the boundaries of his field, and a skilled teacher with a strong commitment to service and diversity,” said Michal Kurlander, department chair and professor of education policy.
Martinez is the eighth School of Education faculty member to be named a Chancellor’s Fellow in the last nine years. He joins professors Kevin Gee (2020), Megan Welsh (2019), Lee Martin (2017), Emily Solari (2016), Tobin White (2015), Heidi Ballard (2014) and Michal Kurlaender (2013), making the School of Education among the most awarded departments in the 22-year history of the Chancellor’s Fellows Program.