Aja Martinez, PH.D. | Department of English

Aja Martinez, PH.D.

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
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Aja Y. Martinez (she/her) is Associate Professor of English at University of North Texas. Her scholarship, published nationally and internationally, makes a compelling case for counterstory as methodology through the well-established framework of critical race theory (CRT). Dr. Martinez is author of the multi-award-winning book Counterstory: The Rhetoric and Writing of Critical Race Theory and is co-author, with Dr. Robert O. Smith (UNT History), of several forthcoming titles on the storied histories of CRT. Dr. Martinez is co-editor and co-founder, with Dr. Michele Eodice and Dr. Sandra Tarabochia (University of Oklahoma), of the transdisciplinary, digital open-access, and multimodal journal Writers: Craft and Context. Dr. Martinez is co-editor, with Dr. Stacey Waite (University of Nebraska) of the University of Pittsburgh Press's series Composition, Literacy, and Culture. Last, Dr. Martinez is the newly elected chair of the Coalition for Community Writers.

LitHub Roundtable: On the Importance of Critical Race Theory--and the Delusional Attacks On It Richard Delgado, Aja Martinez, and Victor Ray in Conversation on Structural Racism, the Future of CRT, and More.

Counterstory webpage: https://store.ncte.org/book/counterstory-rhetoric-and-writing-critical-race-theory#_=_

Code-meshing webpage: https://store.ncte.org/book/code-meshing-world-english-pedagogy-policy-performance#_=_