Claire Emilie Martin, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4638 | Fax 562 985-4259 | Office: AS-328

Research Interests

Claire Emilie Martin’s research concentrates on nineteenth-century cultural and literary studies with a special emphasis on gender issues. She is particularly interested in women’s ways of knowing and writing about domesticity, education, politics and travel. Her work as contributing editor on contemporary Argentinean literature for the Handbook of Latin American Studies has led to publications on fiction preoccupied issues of memory, amnesia, and the rewriting of Argentinean history over the last thirty years.


1988 Yale University, Ph.D., Spanish & Spanish American Literature

1983 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.A. Spanish and Spanish American Literature

1980 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. Spanish


2010 Cien años después: La literatura de mujeres en América Latina: El legado de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera y Clorinda Matto de Turner. Compiladora. Lima, Perú: Fondo Editorial Universidad San Martín de Porres.

2001 Las mujeres toman la palabra: escritura femenina hispanoamericana del siglo XIX. Volume I. Antología de escritoras hispanoamericanas del siglo XIX. Vol II. (with Cristina Arambel Guiñazú). Frankfurt-Madrid: Iberoamericana.

1995 Alejo Carpentier y las crónicas de Indias: orígenes de una escritura americana. Hanover, N.H.: Ediciones del Norte.

Select Awards and Grants

2010 Sabbatical Leave (2004, 1996)

2009 CSULB President’s Commission on the Status of Women Advancement of Women Award

2008 International Project Award (with L. Sedrez. Also in 2006 with C. Donato)

2007 ASI Advisor Award

2005 CSULB Outstanding Professor Award

2000 Educational Innovations and Assessment Award

1999 NEH Humanities Focus Grant