Dr. Jose Maria Garcia Martinez, from the University of Murcia, Spain, visited The University of Alabama during Summer 2021. His visit was sponsored by the Associate Dean for International Programs, Dr. Lisa Pawloski, the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Garcia Martinez has a Ph. D. in Applied Sociology and is a Professor of Sociology at The University of Murcia (Spain) with a specialty in General Sociology and Sociology of Sports. During his Alabama visit, Dr. Garcia Martinez participated in several meetings with Faculty, Chairs, and Directors from Arts and Sciences and other Colleges with the goal to initiate a program of academic exchanges between both Universities.
Dr. Garcia Martinez is a member of both the Editorial Board of the Academic Journal “Revista de Estudios Globales ” and the International Journal of Philosophy. He currently serves as a member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences research group on “Espiritualidades, Territorialidades y Cuerpos.” Dr. Garcia Martinez has been active in International Programs, in Europe under the Erasmus program in Siena (Italy), and South America at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Quito, Ecuador.