Ramón Antonio Martínez earned his doctorate from the Division of Urban Schooling at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
He is an assistant professor in Literacy, Language and Education at Stanford University.
His research examines how the everyday language practices of Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino students overlap with the forms of academic language and literacy privileged in school settings. In addition, Dr. Martínez explores how competing ideologies inform language policy and classroom practice in urban schools, and how students and teachers in those schools articulate, embody, and challenge such ideologies in their everyday interactions. Prior to his doctoral studies, Martínez worked as an elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District.