Isaac William Martin is chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of California – San Diego.
Professor Martin studies politics and inequality. He 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. His research has been reported in the New Yorker and the Washington Post.
His books have won awards from the American Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the Social Science History Association. His mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students has been honored with three teaching awards at the University of California – San Diego.
He has held various offices within the American Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the Social Science History Association, and he has served as a consulting editor to journals including the American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Social Problems, and Sociological Science.