Isabel Martinez

Isabel Martinez

Isabel Martinez
Assistant Professor
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B.A.   -    Sociology, Rice University
M.A.   -   Educational Policy, Practice and Foundation, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D.  -  Sociology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Dr. Martinez is the Director of U-LAMP, the Unaccompanied Latin American Minor Project, a research and service project that focuses on providing academic, social and legal support to recently arrived immigrant minors in removal proceedings. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellowship, the John Jay Distinguished Teaching award and the 2015 Kwando Kinshasa Excellence in Mentoring Award. Her manuscript that discusses the  life courses of unaccompanied, out-of-school Mexican immigrant youth living in New York City, tentatively entitled Becoming Transnational Youth Workers: Independent Mexican Teenage Migrants and Pathways of Survival and Social Mobility, is currently under contract with Rutgers University Press.