Rubén Martinez

Film, Journalism, Music

Rubén Martínez is a journalist, author, and musician. He holds the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature and Writing at Loyola Marymount University, and he is an artist in residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Martínez’s essays, opinions, and reportage have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times; his latest book, Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West, was published in 2012. Martínez received an Emmy Award for his role as a host for the politics and culture series “Life & Times.” He also hosted and co-wrote the documentary film When Worlds Collide for PBS.

Festival Years: 2012