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Emeritus Professor
Biography: 

Marta Sánchez is an Emeritus Professor of Chicano, US Latino, and Latin American Literature from the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. 

Sánchez, daughter of Mexican immigrants, born and raised in East Los Angeles. She joined ASU in 2004. From 1977 to 2004, she was a professor at the University of California, San Diego where she taught Chicano, Latin American and U.S. ethnic literatures. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Chicano Council for Higher Education, the Rockefeller Foundation, the University of California President's Office, and the Stanford Humanities Center. At UCSD, she participated in the establishment of UCSD’s Preuss Charter School (grades 6-12), aimed at addressing the low numbers of Latino and African American students in higher education, and served on its Advisory Board from 2000-2004. Sánchez has served on the editorial boards of Genders, Voces: Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies and Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. She is on the advisory board to the journal MELUS, the Institute of Humanities Research at ASU, and was Series Editor for the Latinidad series of Rutgers University Press from 2008-2012.  Her current project is on the Spanish Language, Translation and Transnationalism. 

Since Fall 2007, she has taught courses in Spanish and English in TCLS: in Spanish, Chicano and Mexican Literature of Southwest North America Before 1917 and Modern Latin American Short Story; in English, Introduction to Chicano Literature, Introduction to Transborder Studies, Transborder Latino Expressive Culture, Border and Global Narratives, Comparative Bilingual Latino Poetics.  Previously, she taught graduate seminars in Spanish (Mexican American Literature and US-Mexico Border Studies) and English (Modern Chicano, African American, and Puerto Rican Narratives).  

Education: 

Ph.D. University of California-San Diego

Research Interests: 

U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture; Latin American Literature - Modern; Chicana/o Literature and Culture; U.S. Ethnic Studies

Research Group: 

 

 

Publications: 
  • Marta E. Sanchez. "'I may say wetback but I really mean mojado:' Migration and Translation in Ramon 'Tianguis' Perez' Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant". Perspectives: Studies in Translatology (2013).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Translation. Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. Ed. Ilan Stavans. New York: Oxford University Press (2013).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. "Para español oprima el número dos: Traducción Trans-nacional y literatura latina estadunidense" Translator Raul Mejia. "Migrantes Somos y en el camino andamos" This is a book, a compilation of essays, edited by Ivonne Solano Chavez and published by the Secretaria de Cultura de Michoacan (2011).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Pocho En Espanol: The Anti-Pocho Pocho. Translation Studies (2011).
  • Sanchez, Marta E. Shakin' Up Race and Gender: Intercultural Connections in Puerto Rican, African American, and Chicano Narratives and Culture (1965-1995). (2005).
  • "La Malinche at the Intersection:  Race and Gender Piri Thomas' Down These Mean Streets." ​PMLA, January 1998.  113, 1(January 1998):  117-128.  (Special Topic:  Ethnicity.) 
  • "The Estrangement Effect in Sherley Anne Williams' Dessa Rose." Genders.15 (1992):  21-36. 
  • "Arturo Islas' The Rain God:  An Alternative Tradition."  American Literature 62, 2(Spring, 1990):  284-304.
  • "Walking the Tightrope Between Two Cultures: Hispanic-and Anglo-American Discourse in Family Installments."  American Literary History 1, 4(Winter, 1989):  853-71. 
  • Contemporary Chicana Poetry:  A Critical Approach to an Emerging Literature.  Berkeley: U C Press, 1985.  377 Pages.  (First book-length study of poetry by women of Mexican origin in the U.S. and one of first studies in field of Chicano Literature and Culture).
Presentations: 
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Migration and Translation:"I may say ‘wetback’ but I really mean ‘mojado’" – Ramón ‘Tianguis’ Pérez’s Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant. Interdisciplinary Seminar in Transborder Studies (Mar 2013).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Claiming Arizona: Historical, Rhetorical, and Spatial Battles. American Studies Association (Nov 2012).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Chicano Literature: Poetry, Narrative and Translation. Ohio State Lecture (Apr 2011).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. "Pocho en espanol: The Anti-Pocho Pocho". Modern Language Association (Jan 2011).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Translation, Transnationalism, and Latino Literature. American Studies Association - San Antonio TX (Nov 2010).
  • Panel Presenters Vanesa Fonseca, ASU La crítica de Rosaura Sánchez hacia el discurso chicano del siglo XIX Norma Valenzuela ASU Discurso femenino revolucionario: las escritoras de la Revolución. La Mujer y la crítica chicana (Panel moderated and discussion conducted in in Spanish). Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) (Jul 2010).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Roberto Cantú’s Anti-Pocho Pocho: Translating José Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho. New Directions Conference - Tucson AZ (Apr 2010).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. ONEBOOKAZ: READING, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing, April 8, 2009. Colloquim - Literary celebration of Alberto Rios's book Capirotada (Apr 2009).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Radio Interview. Primeras Jornadas Internacionales sobre Migracion y Cultura Chicana (Mar 2009).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Acercamientos a la literatura y cultura chicana. Primeras Jornadas Internacionales sobre Migracion y Cultura Chicana (Mar 2009).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. A Walk down These Mean Streets: Revisiting Oscar Lewis's Culture of Poverty. 124th Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA) (Dec 2008).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Renegotiating Latinidad. American Studies Association Annual Conference (Oct 2008).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Los chicanos en Estados Unidos: vida y cultura. Jornadas sobre lo chicano de hoy (May 2008).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Challenging the Master Narrative: Latino and African American Writing from the 1960s. O.C. Tanner Symposium-Celebración: Latino Contributions to U.S. Culture, Utah State University (Apr 2008).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Transnationalism, Translation, and Spanish. O.C. Tanner Symposium--Celebracion: Latino Contributions to U.S. Culture (Apr 2008).
  • Marta E. Sanchez. Transnational Turns in Translation: US Latino Writing. Nuestra America in the U.S.? A U.S. Latino/a Studies Conference (Feb 2008).
  • Sanchez, Marta. Translation for Assimilation? Robert Cantu's Translation of Pocho. MLA (Modern Language Association) Chicago (Dec 2007).
  • Sanchez, Marta. U.S. Latino Literature and Transnationnal Translation. American Studies Association-Philadelphia (Oct 2007).
  • Sanchez, Marta. Connections and Disconnections in Chicana and Fronteriza Literature. 11th Reunion Internacional: La Frontera-Ensenada-Una Nueva Concepcion Cultural (May 2007).
  • Sanchez, Marta. 'Shakin' Up' Race and Gender. University of Arizona 2007 - Invited Lecture (Apr 2007).
  • Sanchez, Marta. Transnational Latino Formations. American Studies Association 2006 Annual Meeting Oakland (Oct 2006).
  • Sanchez, Marta. Shakin' Up Race and Gender: Intercultural Connections in Puerto Rican, African American, and Chicano Narratives (1965-1995). V International Conference on Chicano Literature Spain (May 2006).
  • Sanchez, Marta. Translation-in-Reverse: Political Translation in United States Latino Fiction. MLA (Modern Language Association) Washington D.C (Dec 2005).
  • Sanchez, Marta. A Tejano and a Bajacaliforniano Perspective on the US-Mexico Border: Norma Cantu and Rosina Conde. Western Humanities Alliance Tucson (Oct 2005).
  • Sanchez, Marta. La Malinche at the Crossroads of Puerto Rican, African American, and Chicano Cultures. MELUS Urban Ethnicities - Chicago (Apr 2005).
  • Sanchez, Marta. You Say Chicana, I Say Fronteriza: Borders and Transnational Feminism. MLA (Modern Language Association) Washington D.C
Service: 
  • Frontiers: A Journal of women Studies, Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • University of Kansas - English Dept, Tenure Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Graduate College, Affiliate of English Dept (2008 - Present)
  • Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States, Book Series Editor (2008 - Present)
  • Referee, Referee for colleague's application (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Transborder Studies - Transborder Dialogues, Facilitator and Host (2013 - 2013)
  • Chaired a probationary progress-toward-tenure review for a STS candidate., Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture Series, Introduced (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, co-chair (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Transborder Studies Retreat, Participant and Facilitator (2013 - 2013)
  • State University of New York Press, Book manuscript referee (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Transborder Studies-English Department, Faculty participant (2012 - 2012)
  • School of Transborder Studies, Faculty (2012 - 2012)
  • Lexington Books, An Imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Endorser (2012 - 2012)
  • Latinidad Series Rutgers U P, Series Editor (2012 - 2012)
  • Latinidad Series Rutgers U P, Coordinator of Latinidad Series (2008 - 2012)
  • Conference Planning, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Rutgers University Press, Latinidad Series Editor (2008 - 2011)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Faculty (2007 - 2011)
  • School of Transborder Studies, Member of Committee (2011 - 2011)
  • School of Transborder Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator (2011 - 2011)
  • STS Subcommittee to establish Language Requirement for PhD and MA Graduate Admission, Member of Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • Bourgade Catholic High School in Phoenix, Invited Guest (2010 - 2010)
  • Site Visit of Task Review Committee, Faculty Participant (2010 - 2010)
  • English Department, Search Committee Member. Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Literary/Cultural Studies (Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Position) (2010 - 2010)
  • Rutgers University Press, Latinidad Series Editor (2010 - 2010)
  • School Transborder Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator (2010 - 2010)
  • School Transborder Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator (2010 - 2010)
  • Humanities Research Institute, Member Advisory Board (2010 - 2010)
  • Obama Scholar Mentor Program, Mentor (2010 - 2010)
  • Departmental Tenure Committee, Member of Committee (2010 - 2010)
  • General Studies, Compiler (2010 - 2010)
  • School Transborder Studies, Graduate Program Coordinator (2010 - 2010)
  • IHR - Institute Humanities Research, Advisory Board Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Core Faculty of Media and Expressive Culture Concentration (2009 - 2010)
  • Media and Expressive Culture Concentration, Chair of Committee (2010 - 2010)
  • School of Transborder Studies, Search Committee Member - Culture, Language, and Learning (2009 - 2010)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Faculty (2009 - 2009)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Faculty Participant (2009 - 2009)
  • Honors Barret College, Advisor (2008 - 2009)
  • International Radio Interview, Interviewee (2009 - 2009)
  • MELUS (Jounal of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), Specialist Reader for Journal (2008 - 2009)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Guest Speaker (2009 - 2009)
  • CLAS College Senate Committee, Departmental Representative (2008 - 2009)
  • Personnel Academic Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Tenure Review, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Contributor to 2009 State of Latino Arizona report (2009 - 2009)
  • Transborder Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Dept., Faculty (2009 - 2009)
  • COLEF (Colegio de la Frontera Norte), Member of TCLS to plan dual degree Ph.d program between TCLS and COLEF (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona Hispanic Project ALRE, participant (2008 - 2008)
  • English Department, Collaborator (2008 - 2008)
  • Department's Promotion and Tenure Guidelines Document, Committee member PAC (2008 - 2008)
  • CLAS Senate Meetings, Departmental Representative (2007 - 2008)
  • Personnel Academic Committee, member (2008 - 2008)
  • Latino Perspectives Magazine, Consultant for Local Story (2008 - 2008)
  • ASU CLAS Senate Ad-Hoc ByLaws Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • ASU Homecoming Event, Presenter TCLS Faculty Research Talks (2007)
  • ASU Presentation-Councilio Students, Speaker (2007)
  • Norma Valenzuela Administrative Asst TCLS, Recommendation (2007)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Spanish Undergraduate Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Search Committee Chair-Mexican American Scholar in Spanish, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • ASU Coordinated Visit of Professor José Manuel Valenzuela-Arce, DLL “Distinguished Professor of Mexican American Studies” for spring 2007., Coordinator (2007 - 2007)
  • ASU 12th Spanish Graduate Student Symposium Program, Faculty Mentor (2007 - 2007)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association - 2007 Annual Awards Program, Nominator (2007)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Foster Awards, Committee Member (2007)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Honor Awards Ceremony, Presenter - Award Donator (2007)
  • ASU 1st Annual Floricanto, Contributor-Participant (2007)
  • ASU Organized Lecture-Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mexican American Studies, José Manuel Valenzuela-Arce., (2007)
  • ASU Spanish Downtown Campus-Presentation, Speaker (2007)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Spanish Graduate Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Transborder Chicano/a Latino/a Border Studies, Affiliated Faculty member (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Spanish Undergraduate Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU International Education Week, Participant (2006 - 2006)
  • MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), Article Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Chair Committee - Visitng Distinguished Prof of Mexican American Studies, (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Coordinated 2nd Reception for Spanish and Portuguese Majors and Minors (2006)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Spanish Graduate Committee, Orangized Graduate Student Event (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Search Committee Chair - "Distinguised Professor of Mexican American Studies" Spring 2007, (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Mexican American Academic Program, Faculty Advisor and Mentor - MA and Ph.D. students (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Chicana/o Studies Dept., Presentation (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association - 2006 Annual Awards Program, Nominator (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Panel Moderator 11th Spanish Graduate Student Symposium Program, Panel Moderator (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU-Coordinated 1st Reception for Spanish and Portuguese Majors and Minors, Organized reception (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Nomination of Undergraduate Students for Awards, Nominator (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU Spanish Undergraduate Committee, Participated in Revision of Spanish undergraduate Major and Minor (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU-SILC Undergraduate Curriculum Subcommittee, Member-Participant (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU SILC Planning Committee, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • PMLA, Reader's Report (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU Pathways To Success-Graduate Collaboration, Member-Participant of this Council (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU Lang & Lit Spanish Undergraduate Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Brown University, Reviewer for Tenure Case (2005 - 2005)
  • UCSD Literature MA students, Department Coordinator (2002 - 2004)
  • UCSD One-Unit Undergraduate Seminars, Taught at least one seminar per year (1995 - 2004)
  • UCSD Advisory Committee to establish UCSD's Sixth College, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • UCSD Preuss School, Chancellor Appointee (1998 - 2003)
  • UCSD Preuss School, Member Board of Directors (1998 - 2003)
  • UCSD Freshman Seminar Program -Designed to engage UCSD freshman in faculty areas of research, Participant (1997 - 2003)
  • UCSD Literature Dept-Tenure and Promotion and Fourth-Year Appraisal and Merit Committees, Chair (1995 - 2003)
  • University Press Manuscripts, Reviewer (1995 - 2003)
  • UCSD Literature Dept's Executive Committee, Member, advises department chair (2001 - 2002)
  • UCSD Committee for MSO Sixth College, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • UCSD Committee on Education Policy - campus-wide subcommittee, Reviews and evaluates old courses and new course submissions (2000 - 2001)