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Lori L. Martin

Associate Professor
Louisiana State University
United States of America


Lori L. Martin is a native New Yorker. I was born and raised in Nyack, New York, a small town about 30 miles North of New York City. I completed my undergraduate work at Fordham University in Bronx. I earned a Master’s Degree from the University at Buffalo, and I completed my Ph.D. at the University at Albany, State University of New York. My first full-time teaching position was in small city in upstate New York. In 2006, I joined the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I never thought I would leave New York, but I could not pass up the opportunity to join a world-class institution like LSU. The caliber and the commitment of the faculty; the ambition of the students; and the support of the community for the university; made the decision to make Baton Rouge home, an easy one. I am looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with my distinguished colleagues. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to capture the sociological imaginations of my students. I am deeply committed to research, teaching, and learning. Service-learning is one of the ways that I connect my research and the classroom to the community. I am excited about the prospect of addressing community-identified needs in my new role. LSU is the ideal place for me to pursue my research interests, especially my research on race and ethnicity, racial wealth inequality, black asset poverty, and the sociology of sports.

Research Interest

Race and ethnicity, racial wealth inequality, black asset poverty, and the sociology of sports.


  • Martin, L.L, Horton, H.D, & Booker, T.A. (2015). Race, class, and nativity: A multilevel analysis of the forgotten working-class, 1980-2009. In E. Wright II and E. Wallace (Eds.), Black sociology: Contemporary issues and future directions. (141-158). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.

  • Martin, L.L, Horton, H.H., & Booker, T. (2015). Lessons from the black working class: Foreshadowing America‚Äôs economic health. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers. Expected October 2015.

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