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David Martinez

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4603
Biography

Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bio

David Martinez (Akimel O'odham, Hia Ced O'odham, Mexican) is the author of Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009) and editor of The American Indian Intellectual Tradition: An Anthology of Writings from 1772 to 1972 (Cornell University Press, 2011). He has also published articles in the American Indian Quarterly, the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Studies in American Indian Literatures, and Journal of the Southwest. His areas of concentration are American Indian intellectual and politcal history, contemporary American Indian art and aesthetics, and O'odham culture and history. Currenly, he is a co-PI for the NEH funded project, 'Digitl Archives of Huhugam Archaeology' (DAHA), in collaboration with the Archaeology program (SHESC) and the Center for Digital Antiquities (tDAR). Also, he recently completed a book on Standing Rock Sioux activist-intellectual Vine Deloria Jr titled Vine Deloria Jr and the Indian Revolution, 1964-1974: An Intellectual History, which will be published by the University of Nebraska Press during Spring 2019.

Education

1997 PhD, Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, dissertation 'The Epic of Peace: Poetry as the Foundation of Philosohy', Edward S Casey (chair)

1993 MA, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, thesis 'The Epiphany of the Earth: An O'odham Environmental Ethic', Ofelia Zepeda (chair)

1988 BA, Philosophy, University of Rhode Island

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Research Interests

American Indian intellectual history; American Indian art and aesthetics; Comparative American Indian folklore studies.

Publications
  • David Martínez. "This Is (Not) Indian Painting: George Morrison, Minnesota, and the Land He Never Really Left Behind". American Indian Quarterly (2015).
  • David Martínez. "Living Large During the Jazz Age: ‘Big Chief’ Russell Moore, Pima Memories, and the Changing Roles of American Indians in the Twentieth Century". Journal of Arizona History (2014).
  • David Martínez. "Neither Medicine Man Nor Chief: The Role of the Intellectual in the American Indian Community". Studies in American Indian Literature (2014).
  • David Martinez. "Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto". Multicultural America, Volume 2 (2013).
  • David Martinez. "Native American Intellectual Culture". Oxford Encyclopedia of American Culture and Intellectual History, Volume 2 (2013).
  • David Martinez. "Carlos Montezuma’s Fight Against ‘Bureauism’: An Unexpected Pima Hero,". Special joint issue of Studies in American Indian Literature and American Indian Quarterly (2013).
  • David Martinez. "From Off the Rez to Off the Hook! Douglas Miles and Apache Skateboards". American Indian Quarterly (2013).
  • David Martinez. "Hiding in the Shadows of History: Revitalizing Hia C-ed O’odham Peoplehood,". Journal of the Southwest (2013).
  • David Martinez. "Remembering the Thirty-Eight: Abraham Lincoln and the ‘War On Barbarism’". Wicazo Sa Review (2013).
  • David Martinez. Peter Pan. Seeing Red-Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film (2013).
  • . . Review of: "The Assassination of Hole in the Day" (2012).
  • David Martinez. The American Indian Intellectual Tradition: An Anthology of Writings from 1772 to 1972. (2011).
  • . . Review of: "Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921" (2011).
  • . . Review of: "The Sweet Smell of Home: The Life and Art of Leonard F Chana" (2011).
  • David Martinez. Pulling Down the Clouds: The O'odham Intellectual Tradition During a Time of Famine. American Indian Quarterly (2010).
  • David Martinez. The Path Less Taken: My Life as a Pima Intellectual. Red Ink Magazine (2010).
  • . . Review of: Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Missionary, Mystic (2010).
  • . . Review of: Yaqui Homeland and Home Place: The Everyday Production of Ethnic Identity (2010).
  • David Martinez. Out of the Woods and Into the Museum: Charles A. Eastman's 1910 Collecting Expedition Across Ojibwe Country. American Indian Culture and Research Journal (2009).
  • Martinez, David. Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought. (2009).
  • David Martinez. Savage Philosopher: A Meditation On Charles Eastman's "Indian Boyhood". Yellow Medicine Review (2008).
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 494Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 320AI Philosophies & World Views
AIS 503Contemporary Issues of AIN
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 494Special Topics
AIS 515Work & Legacy of Vine Deloria
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 503Contemporary Issues of AIN
AIS 580Practicum
AIS 590Reading and Conference
AIS 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
AIS 502AIS Research Methods
AIS 580Practicum
AIS 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 580Practicum
AIS 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 494Special Topics
AIS 580Practicum
AIS 590Reading and Conference
AIS 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
AIS 502AIS Research Methods
AIS 590Reading and Conference
AIS 599Thesis
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 599Thesis
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 514American Indian Intellectuals
AIS 580Practicum
AIS 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 394Special Topics
Presentations
  • David Martinez. "Blinded By Science!: Vine Deloria Jr’s Critique of Archeology". Western Social Sciences Association (Apr 2013).
  • David Martinez. "Blinded By Science!: Vine Deloria Jr’s Critique of Archeology". Great Plains Writers’ Conference (Mar 2013).
  • David Martinez. "Beyond the Hollywood Indian". Indigenous Poets and Writers Exhibit (Nov 2011).
  • David Martinez. "Well-Known SAI Leaders: Eastman, Zitkala-Sa, Montezuma, and Parker". Society of American Indians Centennial Symposium (Oct 2011).
  • David Martinez. "4WheelWarPony". Arizona Humanities Festival: "Stories of Us" (Oct 2011).
  • David Martinez. "Neither Medicine Man nor Chief: The Role of the ‘Intellectual’ in the American Indian Community". CSREA Speaker Series (Mar 2011).
  • David Martinez. "The Importance of Indigenous Literature and History in the U.S. Curriculum". OneBookAZ (Mar 2011).
  • David Martinez. The Fall of Hohokam Civilization: An Army of Tribes from the East. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2010).
  • David Martinez. From Off the Rez to Off the Hook! Doug Miles, APACHE SKATEBOARDS, and Indigenous Guerilla Art. American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting (Oct 2010).
  • David Martinez. The Myth of Two Worlds: Carlos Montezuma, Arizona, and the Fight Against Bureauism. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory (Nov 2008).
  • David Martinez. Rabbits and Flying Indians: The Satirical Surrealism of Jim Denomie. 40th Annual Algonquian Conference (Oct 2008).
  • David Martinez. Pulling Down the Clouds: O'odham Writers After the Time of Famine. Western Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting (Apr 2008).
  • David Martinez. The Life of the American Indian Mind: An Indigenous Tradition. American Indian Studies Association Annual Meeting (Feb 2008).
Service
  • Provost Native American Advisory Council (P-NAAC), Co-Chair (2014 - Present)
  • H-AmIndian Online Network, Board member (2014 - Present)
  • Special Graduate Programs Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Committee member (2013 - Present)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • Phi Sigma Nu, Native American Fraternity, Faculty Adviser (2007 - Present)
  • University Senate Committee on Libraries, Committee member (2014 - 2016)
  • University Senate, Senator (2009 - 2016)
  • Labriola Book Award for American Indian Studies, Judge & Committee Chair (2008 - 2016)
  • University of Oklahoma Press, Peer review (2014 - 2015)
  • University Senate, Senator (2009 - 2014)
  • Labriola Book Award for American Indian History, Judge (2008 - 2014)
  • Phi Sigma Nu, Native American Fraternity, Faculty Adviser (2007 - 2014)
  • Wicazo Sa Review, Peer review (2013 - 2013)
  • University Senate Committee on the Constitution and By-Laws, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Oxford University Press, Peer review (2013 - 2013)
  • American Indian Quarterly, Peer review (2013 - 2013)
  • University Senate, Senator (2009 - 2012)
  • Labriola Book Award for American Indian History, Judge (2008 - 2012)
  • Phi Sigma Nu, Native American Fraternity, Faculty Adviser (2007 - 2012)
  • State University of New York Press, Peer review (2011 - 2011)
  • Cornell University Press, Peer review (2011 - 2011)
  • Wicazo Sa Review, Peer review (2011 - 2011)
  • American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Peer review (2011 - 2011)
  • Wicazo Sa Review, Peer review (2010 - 2010)
  • Faculty Senate, Senator (2009 - 2010)
  • Phi Sigma Nu, Native American Fraternity, Faculty Adviser (2007 - 2010)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor Search Committee, Department of History, Search Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Ira H Hayes High School, Commencement Speaker (2009 - 2009)
  • Student Affairs and Grievance Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Committee Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Director of American Indian Studies Search Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Search Committee Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor Search Committee, Department of History, Search Committee Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor Search Committee, American Indian Studies Program, Search Committee Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Ford Predoctoral Dissertation and Ford Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships, Reviewer (2007 - 2008)