Donna Langston Martinez, Ph.D.
Department of Ethnic Studies

Office Location:
Plaza Building 102E

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Expertise Areas:
American Indian Communities, Urban Indians, American Indian History, Native Women.

Ph.D. University of Washington, Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1993.
Certificate, Yale University, Teaching Global Issues, 1998.
Certificate, University of London, Cross-Cultural Black Studies, England, 1987.
M.A. Western Washington University, Political Science, 4.0 G.P.A., 1985.
B.A. Western Washington University, Political Science, Multidisciplinary, 1983

Donna Martinez, Ph.D., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science.  She is professor and chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver. 

Donna has published three books, including Native American Worlds. Her publications have garnered non-fiction, and American Association of College Libraries awards.

ETST 2000 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETST 3396 History of American Indians
American Indian Cultural Images,  Race and Media. Core and Online courses also.

Refereed Book Chapters (selected)

The Spirit of This Bridge, in This Bridge Called My Back Twenty Years Later, Gloria Anzaldua and Analouise Keating editors, Routledge, fall 2002.

The Women of Highlander, in Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trail Blazers and Torch Bearers, 1941-1985, v15, Black Women in United States History, Darlene Clark Hines ed., Carlson publishers, 1990.

Refereed Articles (Selected)

Urban American Identity, American International Journal of Social Science, vol. 3, No. 4, 2014.

American Indian Educational Disparity. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2013. 

The Impact of Urbanization on American Indian Identity. Enduring Questions database ABC-CLIO. Fall 2014.

The Red Power Movement, Enduring Questions database ABC-CLIO. Fall 2013. 

American Indian Students in Culture Blind Schools. Journal of Modern Education Review, October 2013, Volume 2, No. 5 pp 243-250.

American Indian Students and School Culture. Asian Conference on Education. Official Proceedings. 2012: 985-993. 

American Indian Women’s Activism in the 1960s and 70s. Hypatia. Special issue: Intersections of Native Women and Feminism, Anne Waters and MA Jaimes-Guerrero editors, fall 2002, pg. 114-133.

Anna Lewis: Born For Trouble, Negro History Bulletin, v62, n3, Spring, 2000.

Feminisms, Civil Rights and Power, Race, Class and Gender, spring, 1998.

 The Legacy of Claudia Jones, Nature, Society and Thought, v2, n1, 1998.