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Samantha Dawn Martin

Graduate Student    

BA Sociology, Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois


Race & Urban


Samantha Dawn Martin is a MA/PhD Student in Sociology from Chicago, Illinois. Since her time as an activist in Chicago, she has been an advocate for and practitioner of Restorative Justice Practices as alternatives to punitive measures in schools as well as the criminal justice system. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Roosevelt University with a minor in Psychology. Her research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality, particularly as they apply to the experiences of Black and Latina women. In her MA thesis, she uses an intersectional framework to understand pathways to criminalization for Black and Latina girls within the cradle-to-prison pipeline. Her broader research interests include sociology of education, racial identity development, and social movements. She currently lives in Atlanta with her two cats, Edward and Alphonse