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Martha Chew Sánchez


Martha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University where she  teaches intercultural studies, cultural studies, popular culture and border studies.  Chew studied her Ph.D. in intercultural communication in the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Martha’s research interests have focused on cultural expressions of immigrants. Her dissertation entitled “Cultural memory and the Mexican diaspora in the United States: the role of the corridos about immigration and the shared aesthetics in their performance by conjuntos norteños” was awarded distinction in the Fall of 2001.

Chew is an adjunct faculty at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Instituto de Licencias Sociales  Administración [Social Science and Management Institute] where she has taught the graduate course “Multiculturalism and Geopolitics”

Chew  was a fellow of the Smithsonian Institution in 2001. She was part of the Latino Graduate Training Seminar  “Interpreting Latino Cultures: Research and Museum.” Granted by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives (SCLI) the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) that took place in Washington, D.C.In the academic year 2001-2002, Chew had a post-doc stay at the Chicano Studies Research Center, in the University of California at Los Angeles where she focused her research on Chicano Studies, Cultural Studies and Performance Studies. She worked on the paper “The Politics of Sexuality and Gender Performance in Fiestas Norteñas among Subaltern Mexican communities in the United States.”

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