Eligio Martinez Jr. is a clinical assistant professor of higher education at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Educational Studies. He was previously a visiting faculty member at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego where he served as Co-Principal Investigator for Project EXCEL, a study commissioned by the University of California Office of the President.
Martinez is a P-20 scholar whose work focuses on understanding the experiences of boys and men of color across the educational pipeline. In particular, his research explores the stratification process that occurs for Chicano/Latino males beginning in middle school. His research interests include college access, community colleges, and boys and men of color. His research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals including the Urban Review, Education and Urban Society, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
Martinez is a research affiliate for Project MALES at the University of Texas, Austin and RISE for Boys and Men of Color through the Center for Race and Equity at the University of Southern California.