Isaac William Martin

Portrait of Isaac Martin 10 January 2016

Isaac William Martin is professor of sociology and a faculty member in urban studies and planning at the University of California – San Diego. He is an expert on public policy and social protest.

Professor Martin is the author of Foreclosed America (Stanford University Press, 2015), with Christopher Niedt; Rich People’s Movements (Oxford University Press, 2013); and The Permanent Tax Revolt (Stanford University Press, 2008). He is editor of The New Fiscal Sociology (Cambridge University Press, 2009), with Ajay K. Mehrotra and Monica Prasad, and After the Tax Revolt (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2009), with Jack Citrin. His articles have been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Law and Society Review, Urban Affairs Review, and other journals.

He is the recipient of a Charles Tilly Book Award (2014), a Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association (2014), a Douglas R. Maines Narrative Research Award (2012), and a President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association (2009). His mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students has been honored with three teaching awards at the University of California – San Diego.

He has served as a consulting editor of the American Journal of Sociology and Contemporary Sociology. He is past chair of the Section on Political Sociology of the American Sociological Association. He has also served as a council member of the Section on Comparative Historical Sociology and the Section on Political Sociology of the American Sociological Association, and he is currently a coordinator for the Public Finance network of the Social Science History Association.