Amanda Martinez Morrison

Adjunct Professor

Amanda Martinez Morrison

Office Hours

12:00-13:00 Via Zoom
13:00-14:00 Via Zoom

Courses Taught:

Chicano and Latino Music
Latinos and Performance
Chicano/Latino Youth and Adolescents
Latino Art, Performance, and Social Justice
Chicano/Latino Philosophy
The Latino Experience
Latinas/os in a Global Context
Ethnic Images in Film and Media
Language and Ethnicity
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Favorite teaching
moment at SSU

When Latina students share their quinceañera stories and photos in the Chicano/Latino Youth and Adolescents course.

Future endeavors

  Publishing a book version of my dissertation Freaks of the Industry: Peculiarities of Race and Place in Bay Area Hip-Hop

Hobbies/fun fact

I have a fraternal twin brother who received his M.A. in Counseling from SSU.
I was a choir nerd at Santa Rosa High School back in the day.


Selected Publications & Presentations

“Black and Tan Realities: Chicanos in the Borderlands of the Hip-Hop Nation,” alter/nativas: latin american cultural studies journal, Spring 2, 2014

“Chicanas and ‘Chick Lit’: Contested Latinidad in the Novels of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez,” Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 43, Issue 2, 2010

“Musical Trafficking: Urban Youth and the Narcocorrido-Hardcore Rap Nexus,” Western Folklore, Vol. 67, Issue 4, 2008