Gabriela Martinez

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Associate Professor
237 Allen Hall
(541) 346-1997


Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2005
MA, San Francisco State University, 2000

BA, San Francisco State University, 1999



Gabriela Martínez is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed or edited more than ten ethnographic and social documentaries, including Ñakaj, Textiles in the Southern Andes, Mamacoca, and Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey. Her experience as a documentary maker and researcher gives Martínez a unique and broad approach for the teaching and sharing of theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on production skills.


Media ownership, media culture, media trans-nationalism and globalization are some of the topics at the core of Martinez’s research. The global circulation of technologies and cultural products and the economic, social, cultural, and political impact in Third World countries, especially Latin America, are included in her research interests. Recent publications include Latin American Telecommunications: Telefónica's Conquest and Cinema Law in Latin America: Brazil, Peru, and Colombia.