Paloma Martinez-Cruz

Paloma Martinez-Cruz

Paloma Martinez-Cruz

Professor of Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies

(614) 247-4668

283 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Performance and Popular Culture
  • Borderlands and Indigenous Studies
  • Gender and Power in Latino Cultures


  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Latinx Cultural Studies at The Ohio State University, is the author of Food Fight! Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace (University of Arizona Press, 2019), Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac (University of Arizona Press, 2011) and is the editor of a new performance pedagogy book with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Saúl García-López titled A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society (Routledge, forthcoming). She coordinates Onda Latina Ohio,  an arts initiative showcasing local Latinx creative expression. 

Images of Dr. Paloma Martinez-Cruz's Recent Publications

Select Publications


Feminist Theory and Practice                                         Critical Race Theory  

Decolonial Epistemologies                                              Decolonial Foodways Performance Pedagogy    

Hemispheric Popular Culture Sound Studies                 Gender and Power in the Americas

 Public Interventions 

  • Blog Onda Latino Ohio: Latinas and aliad@s united to support creative visibility for the Latinx community in Ohio, 2013-present. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Coordinator and Artistic Director, OSU Día de los Muertos Celebrations, 2015-present. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Día de los Muertos OSU Celebration Video.
  • Faculty Advisor of National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, 2015-present. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Steering Committee, 2018-2020. Discovery Themes Initiative. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • “The Other is My Selfie: Exploring Diversity through Everyday Performance,” August 2018; August 2019. Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH,
  • Producer, Guillermo Gómez-Peña La Pocha Nostra Imaginary Activism Residency, 2015 and 2017. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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