Yolanda C. Martin

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice
Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice

Email: ymartin@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: MC-N651S

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Phone: (212) 220-8000 Ext. 5274

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Criminal Justice Professor Yolanda C. Martin is an expert in critical criminology; forced migration and deportations; transnational drug research; ethnographic methodology; linkages between structural inequality and criminalization of urban communities.


Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods, Immigration Studies, Immigrant Health, Critical Criminology

Courses Taught

Current Projects


Current Interests

Forced Migration; Interdisciplinary approaches to transnational drug research; Migration and Crime; Ethnographic Methodologies.

Additional Information

Professor Martin's doctoral research, Wasting Away: Substance Abuse and Health Risk Outcomes among Dominican Deportees, is an ethnographic study that explores the collateral damage of mass deportations of Dominicans in the United States.

A former WAC fellow at John Jay College and WIC/eLearning-certified at BMCC, Yolanda likes to emphasize writing as a learning and thinking tool, student research, and teaches writing intensive F2F and hybrid courses.

Professor Martin has presented her scholarly work at professional meetings including the American Sociological Association (ASA); the American Society of Criminology (ASC); the European Congress of Psychiatry (ECP); the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Latino Studies Association (LASA); and the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS).

Outside CUNY, Martin has held international affiliation to the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and, in Summer 2014 and Summer 2015, she served as guest faculty at Vassar College and Otisville Correctional Facility, as part of the John Jay College Prison to College Learning Exchanges Program. Also, she is currently member of the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Association journal, Contexts.

Originally from Spain and a first-generation college graduate, Yolanda enjoys hiking, learning foreign languages, and conducting fieldwork throughout New York City —— the world's most exciting social lab.

Honors & Awards


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