Rosa Angelica Martinez

Visiting Scholar/Pre-Doctoral Fellow at MIT


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Papers Delivered

"'he was either a 'woman or a genius': Unmasking Ellen Craft's Spanish Masquerade in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860)." C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014.

“Trapped in the Imagination of Our European Colonizers: From Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1542) to Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá (1610) to John Smith (1624).” Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference. Stanford University, 2009.

“His ‘Historia’ Meets His ‘Historie’: Bridging the Gap between English and Spanish Texts of Discovery.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference. Albuquerque, 2009.


“Mmm, Mmm Good… Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.” Journal of Lesbian Studies. Volume 12, Numbers 2-3, 2008. (co-authored)

“Detecting Dangerous Damas: With Her Machete in Her Hand by Catrióna Rueda Esquibel.” Journal of Lesbian Studies. Volume 10, Numbers 3-4, 2006. (co-authored)

Talks and Other Things

“Bodies in Unexplained Presence (2006).” Holloway Series in Poetry & Mixed Blood Project: Introduction for Tisa Bryant. UC Berkeley, 2009.

“Ana Castillo & Chicanas in Higher Education.” Campus Event. An Evening with Ana Castillo: Introduction for Ana Castillo. UC Berkeley, 2009. Available at:

Moderator for Panel with Didier Eribon and Elizabeth Freeman. QueerBonds: A Symposium on Sexuality and Sociability. UC Berkeley, 2009.

Presentation alongside David Quint. “Don Quixote & Reading Spanish Masquerade.” Spanish and Portuguese Department. UC Berkeley, 2007.

Current Research

Dissertation Title

     "Extravagant Passing: Masquerade in the American Literary Imagination"


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