Celina Martinez

Dr. Celina Martinez

Celina Martinez


Curriculum Vitae


  • MS, Department of Education; Dissertation: Teaching Reading to Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Brooklyn College (2013)
  • MFA, Department of English; Dissertation: Spirit in Exile, Syracuse University (2007)
  • BA, American Studies; Undergraduate Fellow, Chicano Fellows Program, Stanford University (1992)


  • Chicano Arts and History
  • Latin American Theater
  • Bilingualism and Translanguaging
  • Literacy, Learning Disabilities & Intellectual Disabilities

Selected Publications

  • Pocho.com “Tia Lencha’s Cocina” (fiction) regular contributor, 2012 – present
  • The Alembic, “Mexican Sadness” (fiction), Providence, RI.  Spring, 2009 issue.
  • La Voz, “Eyes Like Mexico” (flash fiction), Syracuse, NY: Vol. 1, Issue 1, January 2007
  • TextoS, “Amigos y Vecinos,” (short story), Culiacan, Mexico:  Volume 6, June, 2002.
  • Stanford University Creative Writing Course Book, (short story), Spring, 1989
  • Les Notices de lengua i treball, “Espangloparlants, dues identitats” (article translated into Catalan), Barcelona, Spain. No. 44, April 2017.
  • Pocho.com, “A POCHO Editor Explains Spanglish to Gente in España” March 30, 2017.


  • CBSE 7038X Special Topics in Education: Bilingualism – Characteristics and Practice, Brooklyn College
  • Drama and the Short Story (GS226), Wood, Tobé-Coburn School
  • Business Communications I & II (EN101 & EN102), Wood, Tobé-Coburn School
  • Flash Fiction & Short Story Writing, Downtown Writers Center, YMCA of Greater Syracuse
  • Living Writers (ETS 107) Syracuse University
  • Analysis, Argument, & Academic Writing (Writing 105). Syracuse University
  • Critical Inquiry and Research (Writing 205). Syracuse University
  • Writing Enrichment (Writing 120). Syracuse University