Curtis Marez

Associate Professor

Social Sciences Bldg. Room 224
Phone: 858-822-5117
Fax: 858.534.8194

Office Hours

Fall 2011: Wednesdays 10:00a - 11:30a; Thursdays 11:00a - 12:30p

Winter 2012: Mondays 2:00p-3:00p; Fridays 2:00p-4:00p

Spring 2012: TBA


Fall 2011:
ETHN 191A - Undergraduate Research in Ethnic Studies (W 10:00a - 12:50p, SSB 253)
ETHN 200A - Departures: A Genealogy of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies (Tu 9:30a - 12:50p, SSB 253)

Winter 2012:
ETHN 1B - Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Immigration and the Transformation of American Life (MWF 1:00p - 1:50p, PETER 108)
ETHN 143 - Chicana/o Film & Media Studies (W 5:00- 7:50p, PETER 104)

Spring 2012:


Ph.D., English, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Dr. Marez' research and teaching focus is on race and political economy in popular culture and media, with a particular emphasis on U.S. Latinos. His book, Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) compares official uses of the media to represent drug use and traffic among immigrants and minorities with popular media produced by and for such communities. More recently Dr. Marez has focused on the historical role of technology, especially media technology, in the lives of Mexican migrants in the United States. He has also been the editor of American Quarterly (2006-10), the journal of the American Studies Association, and ex officio member of the Association's Executive Committee. In addition to introductory classes in Ethnic Studies, Dr. Marez will teach courses on the history of race and technology; film, television, and new media; and the political economy of culture.