Senior Lecturer


100 Bay State Road, Room 326


A.B. Stanford University (English)
M.A. and Ph.D. Yale University (English)


Michele Martinez was born in London, England and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley. She has taught in the English departments of Trinity College (Hartford) and Harvard University and in the History and Literature program at Harvard. Her publications and current research focuses on the multimedial aspirations and effects of Victorian poetry, painting, and photography. Her 2018 article “Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Salutation of Beatrice’ Pictures as Victorian Comics” won a best essay prize from the Northeast Modern Language Studies Association. Her current teaching interests include dystopian literature and film, family pictures and stories, and Victorian adaptations.