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Randy Martin

Randy Martin
Professor, Art and Public Policy

Phone: 212 992 8243
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Office: 665 Broadway, Office 605

Education

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., City University of New York, Graduate Center

Biography

Randy Martin is professor of art and public policy and founder of the graduate program in arts politics. He is the author of Performance as Political Act: The Embodied Self; Socialist Ensembles:Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua; Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics; On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left; Financialization of Daily Life; and Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management. He has edited collections on U.S. Communism, sport and academic labor and, most recently, Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts (with Mary Schmidt Campbell) and The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Dance Canon (with Claudia Gitelman).  

Dr. Martin holds degrees in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the City University of New York. He has studied, taught, and performed in dance, theater, and clowning in the United States and abroad. Previously, he served as professor and chair of social science at Pratt Institute, associate dean of faculty at Tisch School of the Arts, chair of the Department of Art and Public Policy, and as an editor of the journal Social Text.  

Author

Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor and the Professional Turn;

An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management; Financializaton of Daily Life;

On Your Marx: Rethinking Socialism and the Left;

Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics;

Performance as Political Act: The Embodied Self;

Socialist Ensembles: Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua;

and edited volumes on academic labor, sport, and U.S. communism.

Affiliations

American Sociological AssociationSocial Text, editorial board 1984-present, Co-Editor, Fall 2000

Recent Engagements

SPAN: PS122's conversation series partnering PS122 artists with luminaries from other fields in a dialogue of ideas addressing the intersection between the artist, artistic practice and the larger world. More information can be found at: http://www.ps122.org/span-2014/