Stephanie   Alvarez

Associate Professor  

Office: EEDUC 2.216B
Phone: (956) 665-3441
Email: stephanie.alvarez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Stephanie Alvarez





Selected Publications


  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez and José Martínez. "“La palabra, conciencia y voz: Tato Laviera and The Cosecha Voices Project at The University of Texas-Pan American.," New York: CUNY: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, November 2014: 204-236.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez and William Luis. ed. The AmeRícan Poet: Collected Essays on the Works of Tato Laviera. . New York: CUNY: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "“Subversive English in Raining Backwards: A Different Kind of Spanglish.” Hispania. ," (September 2013).

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez and Christian Ramirez. “Braceros: A Legacy of Triumph.”. August 2012.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. Hunger of Memory. The Education of Richard Rodriguez.” . Masterplots. . Pasadena: 2011: 2751-2753.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "“Incorporating the Migrant Experience in the Classroom to Impact Student Success: The Cosecha Voices Project Model.” U.S. Department of Migrant Education Conference," U.S. Department of Migrant Education Conference. San Marcos TX. / Omnipress: 2011: 1-23.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "Esmeralda Santiago.” . Encyclopedia of American Immigration. . Pasadena TX./Salem Press: 2010: 922-23.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez and Orquidea Morales. Cosecha Voices. Bilingual website documenting the lives of migrant farmworker students.. 2010.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. Tato Madera Smith. Afro-Hispanic Review , 29, no. 1 2010: 7-8.

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. “Crossing y tejiendo borders: Una conversación multilingüe con Tato Laviera,. CENTRO. Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 29, no. 4 2010: 2-16.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. , ( )

  • Jennifer Esquierdo. CRESS: Culturally Relevant Education through Social Studies, Humanities Texas, $10,000.00 ( 2017)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. Smithsonian Institute Community Grant, MetLife Foundation “Mural to Honor Braceros and Farmworkers of the Rio Grande Valley" , Smithsonian Institute , MetLife Foundation , $5,000.00 (August 2012)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. “Outdoor Performance and Meeting Area for Reed Mock Elementary School.” , Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, $2,425.00 (May 2012)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. UTPA Undergraduate Research Initiative. “Women in Conjunto., $2,000.00 (September 2011 - May 2012)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. NEH Research Awards for Faculty at Hispanc Serving Institutions, “Spanglish and the Construction of a Transcultural Identity in Latin U.S.A.” , $54,000.00 ( )

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. University of Texas-Pan American Faculty Development Grant, “Tato Laviera – Voz del Barrio” , University of Texas-Pan American , $5,000.00 (January 2012)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. UTPA Undergraduate Research Incentive Grant. “Educational Obstacles of Migrant Students Getting to and Graduating from the University.” , University of Texas-Pan American , $2,000.00 (2010 - 2011)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. University of Texas Undergraduate Research Initiative. “Bracero Oral History Project.” Student Participant, University of Texas , $2,000.00 (November 2011)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. Racial Healing Initiative “Cosecha Voices", Kellogg Foundation, $504,032.00 ( )



Selected Presentations


  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez and Jennifer Esquierdo. ""Increasing Relevancy and Engagement in Social Studies in English and Spanish"," RGV Texas Association of Bilingual Education, RGV Texas Association of Bilingual Education, South Padre Island, Texas (January 2017)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "A Community of Wealth: The Rio Grande Valley," Pan American Roundtable, Harlingen, Texas (December 2016)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. ""Fearlessness y Dignidad: MAS @ UTRGV; Moving UTRGV from Hispanic Enrolling to Hispanic Serving"," Latinx Students in Public Education Symposium, Brownsville, TX (October 2016)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "Reclaiming History and Identity Through Mexican American Studies," Harlingen Genealogical Society, Harlingen Public Library (October 2016)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "Deliberating Latin@ Studies, Building in/including Chican@ Studies and Developing Coalitions of Solidarity in Search for Social Justice and the Production of Knowledge," Latina/o Studies Association, Los Angeles, California (July 2016)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "Resistiendo y Luchando: Students Transforming Facile Institutional Constructions of Comunidad through Mexican American/Latinx Studies Along the Frontera," Latina/o Studies Association, Los Angeles California (July 2016)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "Fearlessness and Dignidad: ¡Chican@ Power! Teory, Praxis & Discourse," National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Denver, Colorado (April 2016)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez. "“Chicana/o Studies: A Means of Healing Institutional and Historical Trauma.” ," NACCS Tejas, Houston, TX (February 2015)

  • Maritza De La Trinidad, Stephanie Alvarez, Ernesto Ramirez, and Christopher Milk-Bonilla. "Trae tu Lonchera:” A Pedagogy and Research Development Series for Decolonizing Pedagogocal Practices in Chicana/o Studies," National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston, TX (February 2015)

  • Stephanie Alvarez Martinez and Christian Ramirez. "Attacks on Ethnic Studies in Tejas. Institutionalized Racisim and Youth Empowerment.," La Academia del Pueblo: Latino/a and Latin American Studies Research Conference, Wayne State University, (April 2014)

Current Courses

MASC 4300 02E - Learning & Reflective Srvc:
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MASC 4300 01E - Learning & Reflective Srvc:
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MASC 2301 92L - Intro to Mex Am Studies:
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MASC 6340 01 - Directed Readings Chicana/o St:
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