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Nathan Martin

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography

Nathan Martin is Associate Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry and the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. 

His scholarly activities are motivated by concern for how dominant social institutions reinforce processes of cumulative (dis)advantage across time and position. As a sociologist in the interdisciplinary School of Social Transformation, his research contributes to academic debates, produces policy‐relevant knowledge, and advances principles of equity, access, and social justice. Two research areas lie at the heart of his work: inequalities in postsecondary education, and social class formation and identity in the current globalization era.

Education
  • Ph.D. Sociology, with Graduate Certificate in Education Policy Research, Duke University 2010
  • B.A. Sociology and Psychology, Case Western Reserve University 2003
Research Interests

My scholarly activities are motivated by concern for how dominant social institutions reinforce processes of cumulative (dis)advantage across time and position. As a sociologist in the interdisciplinary School of Social Transformation, my research contributes to academic debates, produces policy‐relevant knowledge, and advances principles of equity, access, and social justice. Two research areas lie at the heart of my work: inequalities in postsecondary education, and social class formation and identity in the current globalization era.

Publications

Martin, N. D. & Frenette, A. (2017). Lost in transition: College resources and the unequal early-career trajectories of arts alumni. American Behavioral Scientist. doi:10.1177/0002764217734273.

Martin, N. D., Rigoni, D., & Vohs, K. D. (2017). Free will beliefs predict attitudes toard unethical behavior and criminal punishment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 114(28), 7325-7330.

Martin, N. D., Spenner, K. I., & Mustillo, S. A. (2017). A test of leading explanations for the college racial-ethnic achievement gap: Evidence from a longitudinal case study. Research in Higher Education, 58(6), 617-645.

Sumida Huaman, E., Martin, N. D., & Chosa, C. T. (2016). "Stay with your words": Indigenous youth, local policy, and the work of language fortification. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(52), 1-25. doi:10.14507/epaa.24.2346.

Kaya, Y., & Martin, N. D. (2016). Managers in the global economy: A multilevel analysis. The Sociological Quarterly, 57(2), 232-255.

Martin, N. D. (2015). Secularization or socialization? A study of student religiosity at an elite university. Journal of College and Character, 16(4), 225-241.

Walker, J. K., Martin, N. D., & Hussey, A. (2015). Greek organization membership and collegiate outcomes at an elite, private university. Research in Higher Education, 56(3), 203-227.

Martin, N. D., Tobin, W., & Spenner, K. I. (2014). Interracial friendships across the college years: Evidence from a longitudinal case study. Journal of College Student Development, 55(7), 720-725.

Martin, N. D. (2013). Forms of social capital: Family resources, campus networks and dominant class advantage. In S. McDonald (Ed.), Networks, employment, and inequality (Research in the sociology of work, volume 24) (pp. 359-386). London: Emerald.

Martin, N. D. (2012). The privilege of ease: Social class and campus life at highly selective, private universities. Research in Higher Education, 53(4), 426-452.

Martin, N. D. & Kaya, Y. (2011). From class to market: Unionization in East European ex-communist countries. In D. Brady (Ed.), Comparing European workers: Policies and institutions (Research in the sociology of work, volume 22B) (pp. 121-152). London: Emerald.

Martin, N. D. & Spenner, K. I. (2009). Capital conversion and accumulation: A social portrait of legacies at an elite university. Research in Higher Education, 50(7), 623-648.

Martin, N. D. (2009). Social capital, academic achievement, and post-graduation plans at an elite, private university. Sociological Perspectives, 52(2), 185-210.

Martin, N. D. (2009). Quantifying social class: A latent clustering approach. In K. Robson & C. Sanders (Eds.), Quantifying theory: Pierre Bourdieu (pp. 161-173). Springer Science + Business Media.

Martin, N. D. & Brady, D. (2007). Workers of the less developed world unite? A multi-level analysis of unionization in less developed countries. American Sociological Review, 72(4), 562-584.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 194Special Topics
JUS 200Topics/Concepts/Issues/Justice
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SST 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 302Statistical AnalysisJusStd
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 509Stat Problems/Justice Research
SST 580Practicum
JUS 590Reading and Conference
SST 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
JUS 592Research
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 194Special Topics
JUS 302Statistical AnalysisJusStd
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
SST 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 509Stat Problems/Justice Research
SST 580Practicum
SST 590Reading and Conference
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
SST 592Research
SST 599Thesis
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 650Adv Qualitative Data Analysis
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 194Special Topics
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 509Stat Problems/Justice Research
JUS 590Reading and Conference
JUS 592Research
JUS 593Applied Project
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 630Data Analysis for Justice Rsch
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
JUS 592Research
JUS 599Thesis
JUS 630Data Analysis for Justice Rsch
JUS 790Reading and Conference
JUS 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 492Honors Directed Study
JUS 493Honors Thesis
JUS 498Pro-Seminar
JUS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 302Statistical AnalysisJusStd
SST 691Seminar
JUS 691Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 302Statistical AnalysisJusStd
JUS 509Stat Problems/Justice Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 302Statistical AnalysisJusStd
JUS 630Data Analysis for Justice Rsch
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 493Honors Thesis
Professional Associations

American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association

Social Pedagogy Association

Southern Sociological Society