Faculty Profile for Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez

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Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez
Associate Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Research Interests

Ethnohistory. Borderlands. Plains Indians. Captivity. Spanish Americas

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Rivaya-Martinez, J. (2014). A Different Look at Native American Depopulation: Comanche Raiding, Captive Taking, and Population Decline. Ethnohistory, 61(3), 391–418.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, J. (2014). The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches, 1847-1854. Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 117, 372–402.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, J. (2012). Becoming Comanches: Patterns of Captive Incorporation into Comanche Kinship Networks, 1820-1875. In D. Wallace Adams & C. DeLuzio (Eds.), On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American West (pp. 47–70). Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, J. (2011). San Carlos de los Jupes. Une tentative avortée de sédentarisation des bárbaros dans les territoires frontaliers du nord de la Nouvelle-Espagne en 1787-1788. Recherches Amérindiennes Au Québec, 41, 29–42.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, J. (2011). Diplomacia interétnica en la frontera norte de Nueva España. Un análisis de los tratados hispano-comanches de 1785 y 1786 y sus consecuencias desde una perspectiva etnohistórica. Nouveau Monde, Mondes Nouveaux. Retrieved from http://nuevomundo.revues.org/62228

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies, Center for the Study of the Southwest (Texas State University). 2015 - 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Medalla de Acero al Mérito Histórico "Capitán Alonso de León", Sociedad Nuevoleonesa de Historia, Geografía y Estadística. 2017

Selected Grants

  • Rivaya-Martinez, Joaquin. CONACyT Grant (8 investigators), CONACyT, CONACyT Grant for the research project El gran norte novohispano-mexicano en el tiempo y el espacio: estudios sobre poblaciones y territorios en perspectiva comparada (2,895,000 Mexican pesos [about $153,000] for a team of eight academics, the other seven awardees are affiliated with the following Mexican institutions: El Colegio de Jalisco, El Colegio de Michoacán, El Colegio de Sonora, the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, and the UNAM’s Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas), $153000. (Funded: 2016 - 2019). Grant.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, Joaquin. Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University, $7891.66. (Funded: 2008 - 2009). Grant.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, Joaquin. Wenner-Gren Foundation Research Grant, $18778. (Funded: 2004 - 2005). Grant.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, Joaquin. UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant, $11523.6. (Funded: 2004 - 2005). Grant.
  • Rivaya-Martinez, Joaquin. American Philosophical Society - Philips Fund Grant, $3000. (Funded: 2004 - 2005). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Institutional Liaison
The Southwest Seminar Consortium on Colonial Latin America
June 2017-Present
Podcast Host
Interview with author Dustin Tahmahkera on his book Cinematic Comanches: The Lone Ranger in the Media Borderlands (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022) for New Books Network
June 3, 2022-June 3, 2022
Podcast Host
Interview with author Paul Conrad on his book The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021) for New Books Network
May 6, 2022-May 6, 2022
Podcast Host
Interview with author Alex Hidalgo on his book Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019) for New Books Network en Español
April 27, 2022-April 27, 2022
Podcast Host
Interview with author Luis Alberto García García on his book Frontera armada. Prácticas militares en el noreste histórico, siglos XVII al XIX (Ciudad de México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2021) for New Books Network en Español
April 21, 2022-April 21, 2022