Esther Diaz Martin

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Latin American and Latino Studies
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1509 UH Phone: 3129962445
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Women of Color feminism(s) and representations of Latinas in popular culture

    Latinx sound culture studies

    digital culture, emerging narrative genres, and Latina/Xicanx cyborgs

    Latinx sci-fi, futurism, futurity, speculative fiction

    Gender violence, representations and resistance in Latina podcasting and other sound genres

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Background in Latinx popular culture necessary, interest in gender and feminist studies, bilingual and Spanish/English preferred but not absolutely necessary, interest in media and popular culture, Preferred majors; LALS, GWS, COMM, Spanish, and/or English, any humanities or social science. Must like research (reading and going down rabbit holes, looking for data and information). Attention to detail and a solid handle on academic citations are highly preferred.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I will be providing you with weekly "tasks" via email of very specific things that I need help on to carry my research forward, you will reply back with your results on a weekly basis. We will also meet in person periodically, as necessary. Tasks may include:
    1. Picking up books for me from the library and delivering them to the LALS office
    2. Reading an academic article and providing me a summary of main points (AI can help with this)
    3. Looking for academic sources for very specific ideas that I want to footnote
    4. Listening to a podcast and writing minute-by-minute notes, or finding (creating if possible) a transcription
    5. Adding entries to my Zotero (citation) account
    6. Attending webinars I organize and taking notes
    7. reading drafts of my work and telling me what you got out of it as a reader
    8. other tasks as assigned

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