Candy Martínez (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in Latin American and Latina/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her current research interests include: indigenous (Zapotec and Mixtec) epistemologies and methodologies around emotional injuries, healing, and inequality. As a past Fulbright García Robles U.S. student, Candy lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for a year and a half where she re-integrated herself with her Zapotec roots and conducted field research including interviews and participant- observation of multiple healing rituals such as temazcal (steam-baths) and limpias (spiritual cleanses) throughout Oaxaca. She is the recipient of the American Philosophical Society’s Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellowship.