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William G. Martin

William MartinProfessor (Department Chair)

Office: LT 408
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Phone: ext. 7-6750




Professor Martin's research and teaching interests include the historical construction of criminal justice systems, the formation of Africa and the modern world, and global social movements. His most recent undergraduate courses include courses on the world-wide growth of criminal justice systems, global social movements, and the relation of Europe and America to Africa and people of African descent; his most recent publications include essays on the prison industrial complex, southern Africa and the world-economy, anti-systemic movements, global black movements, and the history of the study of Africa and people of African descent. He is the coordinator of the Social Justice Research Group (see ) and the faculty advisor for student prison support organizations.

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Last Updated: 2/24/14