James I. Martin
Associate Professor (Retired)
Areas of Expertise: History and construction of sexual and gender minority (SGM) identities; social and economic justice issues; health and mental health disparities among SGM populations.
James Martin is a retired Associate Professor who served on the NYU Silver faculty for 23 years. Dr. Martin’s research is associated with sexual and gender minority (SGM) identities, and health and mental health disparities among SGM populations. He has particular interests in the impact of sociohistorical changes on identity and development; intersectionality in SGM identities; and victimization and other social and economic justice issues among SGM populations.
In the MSW program, he has taught the elective Sexual and Gender Minorities: Past, Present, Future, and most of the required courses in Practice and Research, and in the PhD program he has taught Introductory Statistics and the Dissertation Proseminar. Dr. Martin has been active for more than two decades in addressing bias and discrimination against SGM faculty and students in schools of social work, and in advocating for greater inclusion of SGM-related material in social work education.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Martin was Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previous to entering academic life, he maintained a private clinical practice in Chicago and led Hartgrove Hospital's Department of Social Work. Dr. Martin is the founder and former co-chair of the Caucus of LGBT Faculty and Students in Social Work, and he has served as co-chair of the CSWE Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, and as a member of the NASW National Committee on LGBT Issues. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State.
Dr. Martin earned his PhD in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his MSW and BA in psychology from the University of Michigan.
Martin, J.I. (2017). Human Rights and Social Justice among Sexual and Gender Minorities. Social Justice: A Normative Foundation for Social Work? International Summer School, University of Applied Science Northwest Switzerland, Basel.
Martin, J.I. (2016). Healthcare Avoidance and Mental Health Problems among Transgender Veterans: The Role of Minority Stressors [discussant]. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
Martin, J.I. & Siegel, J. (2015). The Active Online Learner: Innovative Instructional Technology that Facilitates Student Learning. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, Colorado.
Martin, J.I. & Siegel, J. (2015). Comparing Online and Traditional Classrooms: Student Performance, Student Experience, and Instructor’s Evaluation. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, Colorado.
Martin, J.I. (2014). Victimization of gay and bisexual men: A public problem with private consequences. The 4th European Conference for Social Work Research, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.
Martin, J.I. (2014). How clinical practice informed theory development for HIV prevention research among American gay men. The 3rd International Conference on Practice Research, New York, NY.
Martin, J.I. (2014). American social work since Stonewall: Bias, tolerance, affirmation, or liberation? Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, RheinMain University, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Martin, J.I. (2014). The first queer revolution: What we can learn from German history. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Martin, J.I. (2014). LGBT identities in a historical context. School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ.
Martin, J.I. (2013). Conceptualizing the impact of historical time on LGBT populations. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.
Martin, J.I. (2013). The impact of historical time on research with LGBT populations. Clinical Psychology Colloquium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Martin, J.I. (2012). Born which way? Constructions of LGBT identities in a historical context. Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
Martin, J.I., & Alessi, E.J. (2012). Victimization experiences and coping among U.S. gay and bisexual men. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
Martin, J.I. (2012). Clinical social work practice: Conceptual foundation and basic skills. Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Martin, J.I. (2011). The changing constructions of sexual and gender identities: Implications for working with queer populations. Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, RheinMain University,Wiesbaden, Germany.
Martin, J.I. (2011). Timed lives: The importance of historical and biographical time in social science research on queer populations. Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany.