Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez (G-4)

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Alejandro Martinez is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. His research interests include contemporary Latin American visual arts, cinema and literature, as well as documentary theater. His doctoral dissertation investigates the return of the assemblage across media in the late 1960s in the Southern Cone. His thesis proposes that the assemblage allows artists, filmmakers and writers to produce a nexus between art and politics in order to build alternative archives that challenge hegemonic narratives and official history.

Alejandro has written peer-reviewed articles on Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, and edits the literary magazine Cantera ( He is also currently co-editing (with Thomas Matusiak) a book on the contemporary documentary turn across Latin American cultural production.

During Fall 2020, Alejandro, along with Charlie Hankin, is working on "Latin American COVID Responses: An Archive.” Sponsored by the Princeton University Humanities Council, this project documents responses to the coronavirus crisis in Latin America. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Alejandro also serves as a Resident Graduate Student at Whitman College.

Alejandro holds a Master's Degree in Ethics (summa cum laude) from the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile), and a BA in Literature (summa cum laude) from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela).

Courses taught:

SPA 250 / LAS 250 / HUM 251 - Identity in the Hispanic World (Co-taught with Professor Christina Lee through the Collaborative Teaching Initiative) (Fall 2020)

SPA 107 – Intermediate/Advanced Level (Fall 2019)

SPA 319 / LAS 354 - Topics in Cinema and Culture: Latin American Film - Poetics and Politics of the Third World (Preceptor for Professor Javier Guerrero) (Fall 2018)