Jose L. Martinez


Professor Martínez joined the Department of Foreign Languages at Stonehill College in fall of 1998. His teaching experience also includes one semester at Bridgewater State College as a Visiting Professor (Seminar on Spanish American Modernism); six years at The University of Central Arkansas, in Conway, Arkansas, as an Assistant Professor of Spanish where he was Tenured; and six years of part-time teaching while in Ph.D. program at The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College. He received an award in recognition of his promotion and celebration of diversity at Stonehill during Alumni Weekend in fall 2006. The Office of Intercultural Affairs, Student Activities, and Alumni Affairs presented the award at the fifth annual "Touch of Class" reception. Professor Martinez has served as Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages from fall 2003 until spring 2010.

Professor Martínez's teaching and research centers on the area of Spanish American and Hispanic Caribbean literature and culture. He has published on subjects such as music and literature in the Hispanic Caribbean region; the Afro-Hispanic cultural traditions in Puerto Rican literature; and the novels of the Puerto Rican author Luis Rafael Sánchez.


  • B.A., 1984, Hispanic Studies, University of Puerto Rico
  • M.A., 1987, Spanish Literature, University of Texas-Austin
  • Ph.D. 1993, Spanish Literature, University of Texas-Austin

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Elementary Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Advanced Spanish I
  • Advanced Spanish II
  • Survey of Latin American Culture & Literature I
  • Survey of Latin American Culture & Literature II
  • Afro-Hispanic Cult Caribbean
  • Maya, Aztec & Inca Traditions
  • US Hispanic Literature: Voices & Experiences on Migration & Immigration