Gabriela Martínez is director of the School of Journalism and Communication’s professional Journalism master’s program. She is also an international award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed, or edited more than 12 ethnographic and social documentaries. Her early documentary work includes Ñakaj and Textiles in the Southern Andes, Mamacoca, and Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey, and her most recent work includes Media, Women, and Rebellion in Oaxaca and Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala.
In addition to her documentary work, Martínez is a scholar who specializes in international communication and the political economy of communication. While her primary geographical area of expertise is Latin America, she also looks at, weaves in, and analyzes historical, political, cultural, and economic connections highlighting the longstanding connection of this region to other countries and continents around the globe.
Martínez is the co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project, a faculty/student- and grassroots-led historical digital repository.