Dr. Karin Martin 

Assistant Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Karin D. Martin specializes in public policy analysis and social policy. She is currently Co-Principal Investigator in a five-year research project examining the use of monetary sanctions in eight states. She has given testimony on the issue of criminal justice debt to the New York State Assembly and to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Karin studied Psychology at Stanford University and worked in the nonprofit sector in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned an MPP, an MA in Political Science, and a PhD in Public Policy. She was a post-doctoral scholar in the Psychology Department at UCLA where she was also a Fellow with the Center for Policing Equity. She was Assistant Professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2013–2017) and was a Visiting Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2016.

She has been a Fellow at the Center for Research on Social Change at UC Berkeley, a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow, a National Science Foundation-funded Fellow in the Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) Program in Politics, Economics, Psychology, and Public Policy, and a 2009 RAND Summer Associate. 

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