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Marty Otañez, Ph.D.



Campus Address
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

University of Colorado at Denver

Campus Box 103, P.O. Box 173364

Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

Tel. 303 556 6606; Fax. 303 556 8501

marty.otanez@ucdenver.edu
Blogs: sidewalkradio.net, dscoaltion.org fairtradetobacco.org, hrtcn.net


Home Address
746 Ash Street

Denver, Colorado

80220
Tel.: 303 477-5739

Cell: 415 306 4754




Education

2008-10 Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, University of Colorado at Denver Education, Training and Career Development Core of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Subject: Digital Storytelling and Health Equity in Colorado


2008 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Tobacco Control

Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco. Subject: Health Policy and Global Tobacco Control


2004 Ph.D. Anthropology Department, University of California, Irvine. Subject: Cultural Anthropology, Dissertation: "’Thank You for Smoking’: Corporate Power and Tobacco Worker Struggles in Malawi”

1995 MA. Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands, Subject: Employment and Labor Studies;

Thesis: “Labor and Democratization in Malawi”

1992 MS. Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Subject: Political Science; Thesis: “The Political Economy of State Creation in Nigeria”
1989 BS. Department of Business, San Francisco State University, Subject: Business Administration

Professional Experience

2008-current Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver


1997-2002 Teaching Assistant, Anthropology Department, University of California, Irvine (various semesters)
Refereed Publications

2011 Otañez M, Glantz G, “Social Responsibility in Tobacco Production? Tobacco Companies Use of Green Supply Chains to Obscure the Real Costs of Tobacco Farming,” Tobacco Control (Epub ahead of print, 19 April)


2009 Otañez M, Glantz G, “Trafficking in Tobacco Farm Culture: Tobacco Companies Use of

Video Imagery to Undermine Health Policy,” Visual Anthropology Review, 24 (1): 1-24


2009 Otañez M, Glantz G, Mamudu H, “Tobacco Companies Use of Developing Countries’ Economic Reliance on Tobacco to Lobby Against Global Tobacco Control: The Case of Malawi,” American Journal of Public Health, 99 (10): 1759-71
2007 Otañez M, Glantz G, Mamudu H, “Global Leaf Companies Control the Tobacco Market in Malawi,” Tobacco Control, 16: 261-9

2006 Otañez M, Muggli M, Hurt R, Glantz G, “Eliminating Child Labour in Malawi: A British American Tobacco Corporate Responsibility Project to Sidestep Tobacco Labor Exploitation,” Tobacco Control. 15: 224-30

Refereed Book Chapters

2015 Otañez M, Lakota W, ‘Digital storytelling: Using videos to increase social wellness,’ in J Cohen and L Johnson, eds., Video filmmaking as psychotherapy: Research and practice, Taylor and Francis: New York [in press]


2014 Otañez M, Graen L, “‘Gentlemen, Why Not Suppress the Prices’: Global Leaf Companies Harm Rural Livelihoods in Malawi,” Wardie Lappan, Natacha Lecours, Daniel Buckles, eds., Tobacco Control and Tobacco Farming: Separating Myth from Reality, Anthem Press and International Development Research Centre: London and Ottowa (in press), www.anthempress.com/tobacco-control-and-tobacco-farming
2010 Otañez M, “The Tobacco Trap: Tobacco Companies Influence Tobacco Farm Worker Trade Unionism in Malawi,” Durrenberger P, Reichart K, eds., The Anthropology of Unions, Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 189-210
2008 Geist H, Kapito J, Otañez M, “The Tobacco Industry in Malawi: A Globalized Driver of Local

Land Change,” Jepson W, Millington A, eds., Land Change Modifications in the Developing



World, Springer: Berlin, Germany, 251-68
2007 Otañez M, “The Smoking Wallet: An Anthropologist Meets Transnational Tobacco

Corporations in Malawi,” Truitt A, Senders S, eds., Encounters with Money in the Field, Berg Publishers: Oxford, United Kingdom, 69-81

2003 Otañez M, “Economic Dependence and Democratization: The Case of the Tobacco Industry,” Immink B, Lembani S, Ott M, Peters-Berries C, eds., From Freedom to Empowerment: Ten Years of Democratization in Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi: Forum for Dialogue and Peace, 120-9

Non-Refereed Publications and Creative Work

2012 Otañez M, Patterson B, “Men in Nursing” (2nd edition) video about experiences of men in the

nursing field, 11 mins., co-producer, http://tinyurl.com/MenNursing2
2011 Otañez M, de la Cruz-Reyes P, “Breaking the Barriers” video about nursing students and California’s nursing shortage, 10 mins., co-producer www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KaxBO3uLM4
2011 Otañez M, Okioma M, Tobacco farming in Kenya, series of three short videos about child labor and inequality among women and girls on tobacco farms in Kenya, co-producer http://vimeo.com/album/1644975
2010 Otañez M, “ICE Experience,” video about Edgar Niebla from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, who was detained for 35 hours by immigration authorities in April 2010 and released after pressure from advocates, 8 mins. www.vimeo.com/17742346
2010 Otañez M, Reck J, “Nellore: Transgender Power in India,” video, 5 mins., producer www.vimeo.com/10327362
2010 Otañez M, Rosato M, “Umodzi” (“Together”) video about women’s groups and women and child maternal mortality in Malawi, 13 mins., co-producer http://vimeo.com/15751446

2009 Otañez M, “Perspectives: Views on Trying to Change the Tobacco Industry, Tobacco Control Workers Organizing to Win Against Tobacco Companies,” Tobacco Control, 18:339-340 (invited publication)

2009 Otañez M, “Yellowcake Rising,” video about the health and socio-ecological costs of uranium

mining in Africa,” video, 7 mins., producer http://vimeo.com/7494979


2009 Otañez M, Patterson B, “Men in Nursing,” video, 13 mins., co-producer, www.sidewalkradio.net/?p=61
2009 Otañez M, “Seventeen,” A health policy video on tobacco industry strategies for undermining

the lives of tobacco farmers in developing countries. 7 mins., producer www.vimeo.com/7037655


2008 Otañez M, “Tobacco Farming,” multimedia teaching module for free, on-line training course Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, www.globaltobaccocontrol.org
2007 Otañez M, “Preview of Public Hearing on the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas,” video/DVD, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health, San Francisco, California, 5 mins., editor, www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHKjsUAcZ0Y
2007 REPRINT Otañez M, “Thangata: Social Bondage and Big Tobacco in Malawi,” video/DVD, co-producer Michelle Otañez, with German subtitles, Smoke Signal Campaign of the Berlin Working Group in the Environment and Development, Germany, 15 mins.

2007 REPRINT Otañez M, Walker, “Up in Smoke,” video/DVD, economic dependency on tobacco cultivation in Malawi, with German subtitles, Smoke Signal Campaign of the Berlin Working Group in the Environment and Development, Germany, 25 mins., co-producer

2007 REPRINT Otañez M, “Thangata: Social Bondage and Big Tobacco in Malawi,” video/DVD, co-producer Michelle Otañez, with Chinese subtitles, Taiwan International Medical Alliance, 15 mins., co-producer
2007 REPRINT Otañez M, Walker M, Up in Smoke, video/DVD, economic dependency on tobacco cultivation in Malawi, with Chinese subtitles, Taiwan International Medical Alliance, 25 mins., co-producer
2006 Otañez M, Brenner J, Shaffer E,Free Trade Agreement of the Americas: Impact on Public Health and Health Care,” video/DVD, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health, collaborating and distributing organization, San Francisco, California, 180 mins., co-producer
2006 Otañez M, “The Marlboro Train,” video/DVD, co-producer Michelle Otañez, video about the failed Philip Morris’ Marlboro Train marketing scheme, 4 mins. www.sidewalkradio.net/?p=7
2006 Otañez M, “Best Friends Forever,” video/DVD, co-producer Michelle Otañez, video about outrageous quotes from tobacco industry executives from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, 3 mins.; www.sidewalkradio.net/?p=22
2006 Otañez M, “The Smoking Gun,” video DVD, co-producer Michelle Otañez, video about strategies for researching the Tobacco Industry Documents Library, 3 mins.; www.sidewalkradio.net/?p=19

2005 Otañez M, Glantz A, “120,000 Lives a Year: The Case Against Smoking in Movies. And the Solution,” video, Smoke Free Movies, collaborating and distributing organization, in Spanish, French, and German; and Arabic, Italian, Finnish, Swahili, and Mandarin Chinese, 9 mins., co-producer, www.smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/godeeper/120000Lives.html

2003 Otañez M, Walker C, “Up in Smoke,” video/DVD, economic dependency on tobacco cultivation in Malawi, episode for BBC World Television broadcasted fall 2003, Bullfrog Films, Pennsylvania, distributor, 25 mins., co-producer, www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1228
2002 Otañez M, “Thangata: Social Bondage and Big Tobacco in Malawi,” video/DVD, co-producer Michelle Otañez, Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California, distributor, 15 mins.; www.sidewalkradio.net/?p=23
Publications and Creative Work in Preparation

Gubrium A, Harper K, Otañez M, eds., Engaging participatory visual and digital research, Left Coast Press: California [Book manuscript planned for submission to publisher October 2014]


Otañez M, Guerrero A, ‘Digital storytelling and the viral hepatitis project,’ A Gubrium, K Harper and M Otañez, eds., Engaging participatory visual and digital research, Left Coast Press: California [manuscript currently with the co-editors]
Otañez M, “Digital storytelling: Using first-person videos about food in research and advocacy,” John Brett and Janet Chrzan, eds., Research Methods for the Anthropological Study of Food and Nutrition, Berghahn [manuscript currently with the co-editors]
Bulls S, Borrayo E, Otañez M, Cordova D, Banning S, Levine D, ‘Using social media to promote policy discussion discussions on sexual and reproductive health’ [planned submission 2015]

Otañez M, Cordova D, Snyder D, Chavez M, Gourmelon I, ‘Speaking a Transpersonal Language: Reproductive health and justice imagery in digital storytelling as a therapeutic and policy-influential process’ [planned submission 2015]

Coleman-Minahan K, Otañez M, ‘Qualitative life course comparison regarding parenting among Latinas in Colorado’ [planned submission 2015]
Otañez M, Cordova D, Bull S, Snyder D, Borrayo E, ‘Using digital stories to generate qualitative data’ [planned submission 2015]
Cordova D, Bull S, Otañez M, Coleman-Minahan K, Borrayo E, ‘Gender roles and sexual and reproductive health among Denver youth’ [planned submission 2015]

Otañez M, ‘Fall Prevention Among Solar Panel Installers’ [draft video] for the project ‘Avoiding job injuries: A visual ethnographic study of resilience among Colorado’s workforce,’ http://youtu.be/3FIi5ei7z3g
Otañez M, ‘Health and Safety in Extraction Facilities in Colorado’s Cannabis Industry’ [draft video; password: cannabis] for the project ‘Avoiding job injuries: A visual ethnographic study of resilience among Colorado’s workforce,’ https://vimeo.com/106229380
Otañez M, ‘Digital Storytelling and the Social Cost of Tobacco Growing in Malawi;’ I am producing a set of digital stories about the lived experiences of tobacco farm workers in Malawi, in partnership with my community partner, International Labor Rights Forum
Otañez M, “Anthropology and Politics of the Global Tobacco Epidemic,” [curricula video/DVD]

Refereed Presentations at Meetings

2015 Otañez M, Campbell B, Sandramu R, ‘Tobacco farmers, contract arrangements and alternative livelihoods in Malawi,’ World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 2015 [submitted]

2015 Otañez M, Shammah C, Castronuovo L, Schoj V, Champagne B, ‘From cultivation to production: Farmer-based research on the political economy of tobacco in Argentina,’ World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 2015 [submitted]

2014 Otañez M, Snyder D, ‘Speaking a Transpersonal Language: Reproductive health and justice imagery in digital storytelling as a therapeutic and policy-influential process,’ YTH [Youth + Tech + Health] Live Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, 7 April (invited)
2014 Otañez M, ‘Human rights and child labor in the global tobacco leaf industry,’ 4th
Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Jose, Costa Rica, March (invited)
2013 Otañez M, “Why do anthropologists work hard to make the best scholarly videos they can, Parts 1 and 2,” Organizer of two panels with fourteen undergraduate and graduate students, Society for Applied Anthropology conference, Denver, March
2013 Renda C, Robin B, Otañez M, ‘New frontiers in digital storytelling: Technological advances and changing critical teacher education approaches,’ Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Texas, March
2013 Noriega D, Otañez M, Fuentes G, “Agro-Ecotourism: An underexplored development alternative for tobacco farmers in Bolivia” [Poster], Published abstract from the International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Tobacco Endgame for Tobacco, India, see Respiratory Medicine, 107 (supplement 1) S12, September 2013
2012 Dresler C, Lando H, Otañez M, “Using a Human Rights Based Approach to Promote Tobacco Control,” National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Kansas City, Missouri, August

2012 Otañez M, “FairTradeTobacco.org: Using Imagery of Big Tobacco Exploitation of Agriculture to Promote Tobacco as a Human Rights Issue,” Professional Poster, 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Singapore, March 20-4

2012 Otañez M, Gubrium A, “Digital Storytelling: An Emergent Ethnographic Method for Applied Anthropology” (workshop) Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, March
2012 Otañez M, “The Political Anthropology of Digital Storytelling,” Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, March
2012 Otanez M, Renda C, "Digital storytelling for health issues awareness in educational settings," Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, January 5-8
2011 Otañez M, “Alternative Livelihood for Farmers and Alternatives to Tobacco Farming: A Case Study from Kenya,” for the Symposium “Partnerships to Provide Alternative Livelihoods and Crop Diversification for Tobacco Control” at the 42nd Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Lille, France, 26-30 October (invited)
2011 Otañez M, “Human rights and tobacco agriculture in Latin America: strategies to counter the power of Philip Morris and British American Tobacco,” 3rd Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Tobacco or Health, Lima, Peru, 15-18 October (invited)
2011 Otañez M, “Uranium Labor and Political Geography of Health in Malawi,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April
2010 Otañez M, “Discourse Ecologies and Global Tobacco Leaf Markets” for the “Trade, Health and Social Justice” session, 138th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, Denver, November (invited)

2010 Otañez M, “Visual Anthropology and Discourse Ecologies,” American Educational Research Association conference “De-Metaphorizing ‘Complex Ecologies’: Justice, Knowledge and Place,” Denver, May (invited)

2010 Otañez M, “Digital Storytelling as an Intervention for Health Disparities among Latinos in Colorado,” Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, February 25-27 (poster)
2010 Otañez M, Rosato M, “Umodzi,” Film and Media Festival, American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting, Denver (video screening)
2010 Reck J, Otañez M, “Nellore,” Society for Applied Anthropologists, Mexico (video screening)
2009 Otañez M, Patterson B, “Men in nursing,” video screening at the “Water and public health,” American Public Health Association Film Festival, Philadelphia, November
2009 Otañez M, “The Political Economy of Tobacco Growing: Using Farm-Level Knowledge to Create Alternative Livelihoods to Tobacco Growing in Developing Countries,” 2nd Latin American Conference on Tobacco Control, Mexico City, October (invited)
2009 Otañez M, “Labor rights in the tobacco control agenda: the case of the rights of tobacco farmers and farm workers,” 2nd Latin American Conference on Tobacco Control, Mexico City, October 16 (invited)
2009 Otañez M, “Immigrant Health Visual Narratives: Reducing Health Disparities of Latinos Through Digital Storytelling,” Four Corners Conference on Immigration: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice- A Dialogue on Immigration, Grand Junction, Colorado, October 9-10

2009 Otañez M, Greene B, “Visual Anthropology of Colorado’s Ski Industry: Guest Workers, Employers, and National Immigration Policies,” Four Corners Conference on Immigration: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice- A Dialogue on Immigration, Grand Junction, Colorado, October 9-10

2009 Otañez M, “Using digital imagery of tobacco farming to counter tobacco industry imagery and reduce industry influence in developing countries,” International Conference on the Society for Medical Anthropology, Yale University, Connecticut, September 24-7
2009 Otañez M, Patterson B, “Men in nursing,” video screening at the "Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity," Society for Medical Anthropology conference, Yale University, September
2009 Otañez M, “Tobacco Agriculture in Malawi,” Human Rights and Tobacco Control Convention, Mumbai, India, March (invited)
2009 Otañez M, “Stewards of the Environment?: Tobacco Companies and the Socio-Ecological Costs of Tobacco Farming in Malawi,” World Conference on Tobacco OR Health,” Mumbai, India, March (invited)
2009 Otañez M, “The (im)moral discourse of responsibility: Tobacco companies use of 'good agricultural practices' corporate social responsibility (CSR) schemes to conceal the socio-ecological costs of tobacco,” World Conference on Tobacco OR Health,” Mumbai, India, March
2008 Otañez M, “Romanticizing Tobacco Farming: Tobacco Companies Disseminate Video Imagery of Tobacco Farming to Undermine Health Policy,” Society for Applied Anthropologists conference, Memphis, Tennessee, March
2007 Otañez M, “Tobacco Companies Use Malawi to Lobby Against Global Tobacco Control,” American Public Health Association annual conference, Washington, D.C., 3-7 November

2006 Otañez M, “Global Leaf Companies Control the Tobacco Market in Malawi,” African Studies Association conference, San Francisco, California

2006 Otañez M, “Eliminating Child Labour in Malawi: A British American Tobacco Corporate Responsibility Project to Sidestep Tobacco Labour Exploitation,” World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Washington, D.C. (invited)
2006 Otañez M, “Predatory ‘Stakeholder Partnerships’: Global Tobacco Companies Weaken Local Groups Concerned with Child Labor in Malawi,” World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Washington, D.C. (invited)
2006 Otañez M, “Economic Benefits and Myths of Tobacco Agriculture: Tobacco Farming in Malawi,” World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Washington, D.C. (invited)

2005 Otañez M, “Transformative Videography: Merging Academic Careerism and Filmmaking,” Looking Beyond the Written Word: Performing Scholarship Through Film conference, University of California, Santa Barbara (invited)

2005 Otañez M, “US Empire Building and Tobacco Industry-Trade Union Alliances in Malawi” Society for Applied Anthropologists conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Otañez M, Gujar R, “Impenetrable Anthropology: An Examination of Fieldwork Mistakes,” Society for Applied Anthropologists conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Otañez M, Roberts S, “Fair Trade Tobacco and Other (Im)Possible Alternatives to Tobacco: The Politics of Crop Diversification in Malawi,” Society for Applied Anthropologists conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Otañez M, “What Does it Feel Like to Be a Union Organizer?” presentation for the Presidential Invited Session “History, Current Practices and Prospects for Organized Labor: The Anthropology of Unions,“ American Anthropological Association conference, Washington, D.C.

2004 Otañez M, Roberts S,Making Labor Visible: Rethinking the World Smoking Business through Digital Images of Tobacco Workers in Malawi,” International Visual Sociology Association conference, San Francisco, California

2004 Otañez M, “Komana: How Big Tobacco (and Anthropologists?) Buys a Socially Responsible Reputation,” for the “Encounters with Money in the Field” panel, American Ethnology Society conference, Atlanta, Georgia

2004 Otañez M, Roberts S, “The Anthropology of DVDs: Activating Digital Technology to Challenge Corporate Power,” Society for Applied Anthropologists conference, Dallas, Texas

2004 Otañez M, “Corporate Morality and Union Power in Malawi’s Tobacco Sector,” Society for Applied Anthropologists conference, Dallas, Texas

2003 Otañez M, “’Thangata:’ Labor, Politics, and the Place of Malawi’s Tobacco Industry,” Panel Session/Film Presentation at “Popular Culture in Africa” conference, Stanford-Berkeley Joint Center for African Studies, California

2003 Otañez M, “Joining and Sustaining Labor Struggles Against Global Corporate Power,” Presentation for the Panel on “Ethnography in/of Unstable Worlds,” American Anthropological Association conference, Chicago, Illinois

2003 Otañez M, “Cultivating the Tobacco Slavery Idiom in Malawi and Challenging Transnational Tobacco Corporations,” World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Helsinki, Finland

2002 Otañez M, “Bonded Tobacco Labor and Excess Corporate Power in Malawi,” American Anthropological Association conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

2002 Otañez M,"Tobacco Labor, Engaged Anthropology, and Corporate Power," Southwest Labor Studies conference, California State University, Los Angeles

2001 Otañez M, “Public Anthropology and Social Engagement: Labor Advocacy in Malawi,” American Anthropological Association conference, San Francisco, California
2001 Otañez M, “Kusiya maliro mu ofesi: Dumping Dead Bodies and Building Labor Alliances in Malawi,” North American Labor History conference, Detroit, Michigan
Non-Refereed Presentations at Meetings

2014 Otañez M, Weinshenker D, “Digital Storytelling in Health Research,” Qualitative Research Methods Forum sponsored by the Colorado Health Outcomes Program, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, April 10 (invited)


2013 Otañez M, “The politics of tobacco farming,” (invited plenary presentation) UK National Smoking Cessation Conference, London, July, http://tinyurl.com/lstt8v8 (invited)
2013 Otañez M, “Time-based scholarship and creative work: Digital storytelling,’ at a digital storytelling workshop for faculty and staff at Community College of Denver, 10 January
2012 Otañez M, Weinshenker D, “Listening to the Telling and Telling about the Listening: Digital Storytelling in Research,” Qualitative Research Methods Forum sponsored by the Colorado Health Outcomes Program, December (invited)
2012 Otañez M, “Digital storytelling,” Qualitative Methods Showcase, University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus (invited)


2012 Dresler C, Otañez M, “Human Rights and Tobacco Control,” Workshop at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Kansas City, Missouri, August

2012 Otañez M, “Scholarly Activist Videomaking,” Workshop at the Art of Social Justice

Conference, University of Colorado Denver, April

2012 Otañez M, Okioma M, “Human Rights Abuses at the Tobacco Farm Level,” Presentation at the Tobacco Control and Human Rights Pre-Sessional Meeting at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Singapore, March (invited)
2011 Otañez M, “Alternative Livelihoods to Tobacco Farming,” Research for International Tobacco Control program of the International Development Research Center, Ottawa, Canada, June (invited)
2011 Otanez M, "Digital Storytelling: An example of innovative collaborative research and policy work in action," UCD “Latina/o Research and Policy Center Summit: Working Together to Improve Education, Health and Justice for Colorado Latinos,” Denver, September 29 (invited)
2011 Otañez M, “Digital Health Stories and Health Equities,” for the Advocates Seminar Series, “Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Development, Scholarship,” Medical School of the University of Colorado, February (invited)
2010 Otañez M, “Critical Digital Storytelling: Health and Socio-Ecological Videos as Intervention Tools,” Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, and Psychology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, September (invited)
2010 Otañez M, “The Health Value of Digital Storytelling Among Latinos in Colorado,” 2010 Health Disparities/Health Equity Conference, “Mobilizing Voices for Change for Health Equity,” UCD Anschutz Medical Campus, May 7

2010 Otañez M, “Storytelling as an Intervention for Reducing Tobacco Use Among Latinos in Colorado,” Education, Training and Career Development and Community Engagement Cores of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, University of Colorado, March (invited)

2009 Otañez M, “Yellow Gold: Costs of Uranium Mining in Malawi” at the Tanzania Uranium Awareness Conference “Uranium mining and nuclear power: Tanzanian future?” Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, November (invited)
2009 Otañez M, “Tobacco Farming,” 4th Annual Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, August 14 (invited)
2009 Otañez M, “The health and socio-ecological costs of tobacco farming and harmful practices of transnational tobacco companies,” Keynote address and advocates workshop, World No Tobacco Day, Alberta, Canada, May 28 (invited)
2008 Otañez M, “Health advocacy and global tobacco control,” Community Health, A Division of Wardenburg Health Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, October (invited)
2008 Otañez M, “Trafficking in tobacco farm culture: tobacco companies use of video imagery to undermine health policy,” American Cancer Society “Meet the researchers- up close and personal,” Santa Rosa, California, 17 July (invited)
2008 Otañez M, “Social disruption caused by tobacco growing,” Second meeting of the Study Group on Economically Sustainable Alternatives to Tobacco Growing – World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Mexico City, Mexico 17-19 June (invited)
2008 Otañez M, “Social disruption caused by tobacco growing,” Social Justice Forum, Red Rock Café, Mountain View, California, June (invited)

2008 Otañez M, “Using video to bring tobacco industry documents to life,” at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco “Workshop for advocates: putting the tobacco industry’s words to work for you,” 17 May (invited)

2008 Otañez M, “Trafficking in tobacco farm culture: tobacco companies use of video imagery to undermine health policy,” American Cancer Society “Reducing cancer disparities through research: a community information forum,” Oakland, California, 22 April (invited)
2007 Otañez M, “Community Based Participatory Research,” co-organizer, American Cancer Society Career Development Conference: Beginning Investigators in Applied and Clinical Research, Orlando, Florida (invited)
2007 Rapkin B, Nguyen GT, Otañez M, Scott SM, Hart A, Morris AM, Perlmutter J. “Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR),” American Cancer Society Conference on Career Development in Applied and Clinical Research, November 16. Orlando, Florida (invited)
2007 Otañez M, “Land and Labor in the Global Tobacco Industry,” Keynote address, Earth Day Celebration, Cosumnes River College, April, Sacramento, California (invited)
2007 Otañez M, “Tobacco and Poverty,” World No-Tobacco Day Workshop, May, Stockholm, Sweden (invited)
2002 Otañez M, “Practicing Local and Global Solidarity by Preaching to the Choir,” Labor Day Address, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, Costa Mesa, California
Seminars/Workshops/Webinars Presented

2015 Otañez M, ‘Human rights-based approach to global tobacco control’ World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 2015 [accepted; chair of symposium]

2014 Otañez M, invited webinar ‘Benefits and Disadvantages of Digital Storytelling in the Service of Health Research’ for a graduate level course called 'Technology Based Health Promotion' in the School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Sheana Bull, Instructor (invited)

2014 Otañez M, ‘Tobacco Imperialism, the World Leaf Economy and Exploitation of Racialized Labor,’ seminar presentation for the course ‘Dynamics of Racism/Prejudice,’ J Hernandez, Instructor, Psychology Dept, Aims Community College, Greely, Colorado, 18 April 2014
2014 Otañez M, ‘Art and Tobacco,’ An Open Action Workshop at the M12 Collective Museum of the Outdoor Arts and the University of Colorado, Boulder Art and Art History Department, 11 April (invited)
2013 Otañez M, and Campbell B, ‘Tobacco growing: Merging health and labor issues,’ invited webinar for staff in the Africa Group in the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, 24 November
2013 Otañez M, Invited instructor in the two-week global tobacco control course at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa (30 September-4 October), lectures and presents on


  • ‘A Human Rights Based Approach to Tobacco Control with special attention to Alternative Livelihoods for Tobacco Farmers and Farm Workers’

  • ‘The Multinational Tobacco Industry and the World Trade Organization’

  • ‘Doing Tobacco Industry Documents Searches and Student Work on Industry Documents Searches Related to Africa’

  • ‘Tobacco Growers Association and Industry Interference: Analysis of “Tobacco Courier” Newsletters (2006-2013)

  • 'Carving Tobacco Out of Trade Agreements: The Future of Tobacco Control Practices and Industry Regulatory Challenges'

2013 Otañez M, Gubrium A, “Critical applied anthropology through digital storytelling,” Workshop, Society for Applied Anthropology conference, Denver, March

2012 Otañez M, Invited instructor in the two-week global tobacco control course at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa (26 September), lectures and presents on


  • ‘Tobacco agriculture: A case study of Malawi and other tobacco growing countries in Africa’

  • ‘Using the Tobacco Documents Library at UCSF for tobacco control advocacy in Africa

2012 Dresler C, Otañez M, “Human Rights and Tobacco Control,” Workshop, National Conference on Tobacco Or Health, Kansas City, Missouri, August 15-7


2011 Otañez M, “Malawi, tobacco agriculture, and the art of visual storytelling,” 2nd One Book, One Community program, Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, November (invited)
2011 Otañez M, “Digital storytelling designed to intervene in viral hepatitis in Colorado,” Western States Occupational Network (WestON) Fourth Annual Meeting, UCD, September 23 (invited)
2011 Otañez M, “Digital Storytelling and Theory Videomaking as Ethnography,” Panel with four graduate students, Society for Applied Anthropologists, Seattle, April
2011 Otañez M, Okioma M, “Visualizing Health and Gender Equity: Views from Tobacco Fields in Kenya,” a workshop at the parallel conference of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, February
2011 Otañez M, Okioma M, “Working Our Rights Away: Women and Child Laborers on Tobacco Farms in Kenya Speak Out,” a workshop at the parallel conference of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, February

2011 Otañez M, Gee S, “Video for Socio-Political Change: A Workshop,” Conference on Religion, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, University of Denver, April

2010 Otañez M, “Accelerating Action Against Child Labor: A Roundtable Policy Dialogue on the International Labor Organization 2010 Global Report on Child Labor,” Discussant, Washington, D.C., May

2010 Otañez M, “Toxic Videos: Anthropology and Videomaking in the University of Colorado,” High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (conference session organizer)
2010 Otañez M, “This is What Digital Anthropology Looks Like: Videomaking in the University of Colorado,” Society for the Anthropology of North America (conference session organizer)
2007 Otañez M, “Media Literacy Training,” California Youth Advocacy conference, Sausalito, California (invited)
2003 Otañez M, “Malawi’s Tobacco Dependent Economy,” Irvine Spectrum Rotary Club, Irvine, California (invited)
2003 Otañez M, “Globalization and Malawi’s Tobacco Sector,” Guest Lecturer, Professor Candice Coffman’s Cultural Anthropology course, Chapman University, California (invited)
2003 Otañez M, “Labor, Tobacco, and Globalization,” Labor Day Address, Unitarian Church, Orange County, Anaheim, California (invited)
2002 Otañez M, “Transnational Tobacco Companies,” Youth Leaders workshop, CampFireUSA, Orange County, California (invited)
2002 Otañez M, “Tobacco Labor and Big Tobacco in Malawi,” Leadership Training workshop, Council for Responsible Public Investment, Dillon Beach, California (invited)
2002 Otañez M, “Reconfiguring Corporate Malfeasance and Consumer Behavior: California-Based Labor Solidarity with Tobacco Farm Workers in Malawi,” workshop, Sowing the Seeds for Change symposium, Sacramento State University, California (invited)

2003 Otañez M, “Economic Dependence and Democratization: The Case of the Tobacco Industry,” From Freedom to Empowerment, 10 years of Democratization in Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi

2003 Otañez M, “Using the Thangata Film Documentary to Challenge Transnational Tobacco Firms,” Poster Presentation, Project Director’s Meeting, Newport Beach, California
1998 Otañez M, “Worker Rights and Funerals in Malawi,” Midwest African Studies graduate student conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1997 Otañez M, “Trade Unions and Worker Rights in Malawi,” Grassroots Development and Global Justice conference, American University, Washington, D.C.
1997 Otañez M, “Democracy and Labor Unrest in Malawi,” International Development Studies Student Association conference, University of California, Los Angeles
Courses Taught

University of Colorado at Denver, 2008-present

Anthropology and Community Based Participatory Research

Anthropology of Work

Cultural Diversity in the Modern World

Culture and the Human Experience

Culture and the Environment

Culture of Development and Globalization

Current Theory in Ethnography

Globalization, Migration and Transnationalism

Medical Anthropology

Political Ecology of Health

Video and Social Change (formerly Visual Anthropology)

Visual Anthropology


California State University East Bay (Hayward), summer 2007

Medical Anthropology


University of California, Irvine, winter 2002

Anthropology of Work


Cypress College, California, summer 2002 and fall 2001

Introduction to Archaeology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Chapman University, California, fall 2002

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Service

2008- Present Active member of monthly faculty meetings, UCD Anthropology Department; achievements include helping to revise department policies to acknowledge video-based scholarship such as the “Rules for Promotion and Tenure” and the “Rule for Graduate Student Thesis”


2014 Reviewer of Manuscripts, Sexuality Research and Social Policy journal
2014 Review of Manuscripts, American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research journal
2013 Reviewer of the report of the African Science Academies’ committee on “Building

Leadership to Address the Negative Effects of Tobacco on Africa’s Health, Economy, and Development” supported by the U.S. National Academies and the African Science Academies; sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (invited)


2012-Present Faculty mentor for the Professional Speaker Series in Medical Anthropology administered by three graduate students in the UCD Anthropology Department
2012-Present Member of the task force on Articles 17 and 18 pertaining to economically sustainable

alternatives to tobacco, administered by the Framework Convention Alliance, a group of 350 non-governmental organizations focused on protecting public health through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (the world’s first public health treaty ratified in 2005)


2012-Present Executive board member of Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network, a group of

dozens of health researchers and advocates around the world who believe that tobacco control is a human right and can be advanced by using a human rights based approach, www.hrtcn.net

2012-Present Board member of WorkSafe Colorado, an organization focused on occupational health

and safety issues, temporary housed in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, www.worksafecolorado.com

2012-13 Search Committee Member, Human Development and Critical Education Studies

Associate/Full Professor hire; committee chair Honorine Nocon, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Services School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver


2010-Present Lead organizer and creator of the UCD-based Coalition of Excellence in Digital Storytelling, a collection of over 40 professors, researchers, students and community members focusing digital storytelling and health equity in Colorado; www.coalition.org
2008-Present Member of Social Justice Signature Area, UCD

2008-Present Member of Sustainability Signature Area, UCD


2006-Present Reviewer of manuscripts, Tobacco Control, a specialty journal published by the British Medical Journal Publishing Group
2013 Reviewer of manuscripts, Medical Anthropology Quarterly
2013 Reviewer of manuscripts, Political and Legal Anthropology Review
2013 Reviewer of book proposal by Mariela Nunez-Janes, Aaron Thornburg, and Angela Booker for the edited volume Deep Stories: Practicing, Teaching, and Learning Anthropology with Digital Storytelling, Versita Publishers
2012 Reviewer of manuscripts, Nicotine and Tobacco Research Journal
2012 Reviewer of manuscripts, International Journal of Pediatrics
2012 Review of abstracts, World Cancer Congress: Global Cancer Control, Montreal, Canada, August

2011 Grant Review Committee Member, UCD Center for Faculty Development, “Faculty Development Grant” program, spring

2011 Created in collaboration with Jordan Reck (anthropology graduate student) poster for

the UCD Anthropology Department, summer, http://tinyurl.com/7cmk6dm
2010-1 Faculty Sponsor of Undergraduate Student Anthropology Club, UCD
2010 Member of the search committee for a new director of the UCD College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Masters of Social Sciences and Masters of Humanities program
2010 Participated in meeting on the future of UCD Latino Research and Policy Center, organized by Zen Camacho, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, UC Denver, December

2010 Grant Review Committee member for the Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Grant Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; reviewed grants for a total number of 21 awards totaling $2.8 million, August

2010 Reviewer of abstracts, International Union Against Cancer’ 21st World Cancer Congress, Shenzhen, China, August
2010 Invited Speaker, “Maymester Workshop,” UCD Center for Faculty Development,

February
2009 Media expert, Plan International, United Kingdom, “Hard work, long hours and little pay: Participatory research with children working on tobacco farms in Malawi,” August



http://tinyurl.com/7xdr2yk
2009 Reviewer of manuscripts, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research,

Education, and Action, a national, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to identify and publicize model programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and stimulate action that will improve the health of people and communities.

2008 Consultant, World Health Organization, Second Meeting of the Study Group on Economically Sustainable Alternatives to Tobacco Growing – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Mexico City, Mexico 17-19 June
2008 Reviewer of abstracts for the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Mumbai, India, March 2009

2008 Planning committee member and presenter, Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop “Putting the Tobacco Industry’s Words to Work For You,” Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, June


2007 Abstract reviewer, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices Program for the Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 3-7 November
2007 Reviewer of manuscripts, American Anthropologist

Earned Media

2014 News story about child labor in the US tobacco farming sector, China National Television AMERICA, June 2014, http://news.cntv.cn/2014/06/02/VIDE1401641100828542.shtml

2014 ‘Tobacco Gets a Makeover as New Source for Biofuel,’ KQED/QUEST Northern California, June 2014, http://tinyurl.com/mbaddfm

2014 ‘US child workers 'endangered' by nicotine exposure in tobacco fields,’ The Guardian [UK] May, http://tinyurl.com/o8oagrl

2014 ‘American tobacco companies exploit child slaves,’ America 24 [Italian] May http://america24.com/news/rapporto-il-business-del-tabacco-sfrutta-schiavi-bambini

2014 ‘Five questions for Marty Otañez,’ CU Connections Newsletter, University of Colorado, http://connections.cu.edu/news/five-questions-for-marty-otanez, March 2014

2014 ‘Tobacco and child labor in Malawi,’ Borgen Magazine, Seattle, Washington, January

www.borgenmagazine.com/tobacco-child-labor-malawi
2014 Tobacco Fact Sheet: Tobacco Companies Engage in CSR to Promote Company Interests, Premium Times Newspaper, Nigeria, April, http://tinyurl.com/nfgq8vj




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