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Khamla Dhouti Martinez, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Spanish

Office Phone: (951) 343-4541
E-mail: kdhouti-martinez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Jame Building 250
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Spanish, Afro-Caribbean Literature University of Texas at Austin 2002
M.A. Spanish Middlebury College 1994
B.A. Romance Languages Washington & Lee University 1991

Courses Taught

Spanish Language
Spanish Literature

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Literatures
Second Language Acquisition
Spanish Peninsular Literature

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Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, California State University at San Bernardino
Lecturer, African American Literature, Texas A&M University
Instructor of Spanish, University of Texas at Austin
Fellow, Washington & Lee University

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

“Rewriting the Other: Manuel Zapata Olivella Redefines Mestizaje.” Letras Hispanas. On-line publication: http://letrashispanas.unlv.edu.

Testing the Colorline: Multi-Consciousness and Language in Down These Mean Streets.” On-line publication of proceedings: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/iradac/conference/index.html.

“Fidel Castro.” The Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, volume on Hispanic America Literature. Ed. Luz Elena Ramirez. Facts on File, 2008.

“History Will Absolve Me.” The Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, volume on Hispanic America Literature. Ed. Luz Elena Ramirez. Facts on File, 2008.

“Death and the Maiden.” The Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, volume on Hispanic America Literature. Ed. Luz Elena Ramirez. Facts on File, 2008.

PRESENTATIONS:

“He visto la noche: Manuel Zapata Olivella Investigates ‘Blackness’ in the Americas.” “Luso-Hispanic Voices: Nation, Language & Identity,” conference, Amherst College, April 27-29, 2007.

“Nancy Morejón: Redefining the Afro-Cuban Woman,” the American Association of Teachers to the Afro-Cuban Woman of Spanish & Portuguese Conference, UCLA, April 8, 2006.

“The Stranger Within: Negotiating Racial Identity in Zapata Olivella’s ’Un extraño bajo mi piel,’” 2006 Latin American Studies Conference, “Study of the Americas,” CSUSB, February 23-24, 2006.

“Manuel Zapata Olivella and the Question of Mestizaje,” Caribbean Studies Association Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 31, 2005.

“Rewriting the Other: Manuel Zapata Olivella Redefines Mestizaje,” SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association), October 29, 2005.

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Church Membership & Activities

Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church

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Personal Philosophy

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

- Romans 12:1-2, NASB

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