Oscar R. Marti received his PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York in 1979. He has taught in the Philosophy Departments of the City College of New York, San Diego State University, UCLA, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Goddard College, and is currently associate professor of Chicana/o Studies at the California State University, Northridge.
He has been a fellow at the UCLA Institute for American Cultures Studies, president of the Society for Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies, the Editor of Aztlán, publications coordinator for the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, director of the CSUN Center for Ethics and Values, and a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico.
He has published extensively in the United States and abroad on Latin American philosophy, and on the history of ideas in the 18th and 19th centuries. Currently he in working on a book on Mexican philosophy.