Danny C. Martinez
Field Research Assistant
Danny C. Martinez is a Field Research Assistant who coordinates program implementation and professional development for the project. He received his B.A. in American Literature and Culture & Chicana/o Studies with a minor in Educational Studies from UCLA, and M.A. from UC Berkeley in Education: Language, Literacy and Culture. He taught middle school ESL in the San Francisco Unified School District, and was a high school ESL and English teacher, as well as college advisor in the Los Angeles Unified School District. At UCLA he has taught in the Educational Studies minor program, provided field supervision to pre-service teachers in the Teacher Education Program, and has conducted research and curriculum development that treats the language practices of non-dominant youth as a resource for learning. Currently, Danny is a doctoral student in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in the Division of Urban Schooling. His research interests include sociocultural perspectives on language and literacy development, language policy, and sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological research applications to learning among non-dominant social groups.