UC President's PostDoc Fellow
Candy Martínez is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American and Latinx Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Amherst College. Her research analyzes the emotional injuries and epistemologies of Zapotec and Mixtec communities as they relate to migration, gender violence, and social changes. As someone with Zapotec roots, herresearch stems from a commitment to expanding the language of emotional wellness beyond pathologies and incorporating the value of Indigenous knowledge to rethink healing and emotional distress. Dr. Martinez’ research has been supported by the Fulbright Garcia Robles program, the American Philosophical Society, UC Berkeley’s Research Program on Migration and Health, UCSC’s Research Center for the Americas, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the UC Office of the President.