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Esther Díaz Martín

Assistant Professor



Building & Room:

1509 UH


601 S. Morgan Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2286

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Esther Díaz Martín is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was born in the state of Jalisco, Mexico and grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and is a first-generation scholar. Dr. Díaz Martín received her Ph.D. in Spanish with a Graduate Portfolio in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her doctorate degree with the support of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)/Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. Her current manuscript in progress project focuses on the sound and voice of Latina feminisms as heard across contemporary radio. Her scholarship, centering on the intersections of sonic, oral, and aural knowledge-making in Latinx popular culture and literature is published in Chicana/Latina Studies, Diálogo, and Spanish and Portuguese Review. She is a faculty fellow at the Institute for the Humanities at UIC for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Latino Studies, Gender in Latin America, Contemporary Latina Narratives, Sound and Latinx Cultures, Latinx Futurity