Damián Omar Martínez Arias

Damián Omar Martínez Arias (University of Murcia)

May - August 2011

Damián Omar Martínez is a doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Murcia. He holds a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education as part of the Spanish national Program for Human Resources for Research. He earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Murcia and a Postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Studies in Philosophy from the same university. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology, the University of Bristol in 2009, and at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, the University of Amsterdam, in 2010. He is part of the research group Philosophy and Contemporary World, and has also been a lecturer of Social Anthropology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Murcia.

He is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Murcia. In his doctoral project, he is constructing a genealogy of transdisciplinary and transnational emergences, developments and dynamics of philosophical and social scientific discourses on multiculturalism, with a focus on the importation of these discourses into the Spanish academic context. His topic, a structural/discourse analysis of key thinkers/key dialogues/key controversies in multiculturalism, is expanding also into cross-disciplinary scientific network analysis, so as to throw light on the interactions among anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers.

His publications include:

Umbrales Filosóficos. Posicionamientos y perspectivas del pensamiento contemporáneo (co-edited book, 2011)

Translation into Spanish and notes for «Tariq Modood: ‘Is Multiculturalism dead?’», in: Barcelona Metropolis. Revista de información y pensamiento urbanos, (2011)

«De las culturas reificadas a las ‘nuevas etnicidades’. Vaivenes en las teorías y políticas multiculturalistas», in: Daimon, Revista Internacional de Filosofía  (Article in Spanish peer reviewed journal, 2009)

He is involved in a new book Project on religiosity, education, and forms of narrative during Franco regime based on life stories.