Dr. Michelle Martin, Assistant Professor
BA, Psychology, San Diego State University
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago
Masters, Global Policy Studies, University of Bristol
PhD, Peace Studies, University of Bradford
Michelle Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), where she teaches social welfare policy courses. Her current research interests are focused on international social work, including how migrant communities use social media to express virtual transnational identity, trauma narratives, migration experiences, and diaspora contributions to post-conflict peace processes. She is also interested in social workers’ roles in global human rights and advocacy. Dr. Martin is the author of three textbooks in social work, human services and global advocacy policy practice, and she is an associate editor for the Journal of International School Social Work. Dr. Martin has practiced in the field of social work for approximately 25 years, working in child and adolescent services, victim advocacy, school social work, hospice, refugee resettlement and most recently, global policy practice. Dr. Martin is also a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post where she writes about issues related to woman, middle age, and wellbeing.