OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Monica Muñoz Martinez

Portrait of Monica Muñoz Martinez

Monica Muñoz Martinez, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, is the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, where she is also a faculty fellow at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center. She offers courses in Latinx studies, histories of violence, histories of policing, immigration, and public memory, and her research has been funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, Brown University's Office of the Vice President of Research, and the Texas State Historical Association. She is the author of the book The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in the Texas Borderlands (2018) and the primary investigator for Mapping Violence, a digital project that documents histories of racial violence in Texas. A founding member of Refusing to Forget, a nonprofit organization that calls for a public reckoning with racial violence in Texas, she also helped curate an award-winning exhibit for the Bullock Texas State History Museum that marked the first time a cultural institution acknowledged state responsibility for a period of racial terror in the twentieth century.

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