Shanae Aurora Martinez, PhD

Assistant Professor

English Major Advisor




Dr. Martinez specializes in Indigenous Literatures. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2012 & 2019) and the University of California at Davis (2008). She has served as an editor and labor organizer, and her critical work can be found in Studies in American Indian Literatures, The Georgia Review, and the Cream City Review

Teaching and Research Interests

Indigenous American Literatures
Indigenizing Knowledge Production
Decolonial Praxis & Critical Pedagogy
Trans-Indigenous & Transnational Resistance
Feminist Alliances 
Travel & Tourism

Courses Taught

346: Ethnic American Literature-California Storytellers
381: Diversity in 20th and 21st Century American Literature-Decolonial Worldmaking
276: Introduction to American Indian Literature-History, Literature, & Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes; Transnational and Inter-Tribal Perspectives
215: Introduction to English Studies

Professional Memberships

Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA)
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL)
Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative (MNALC)
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)



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