EDUCATION

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Ph.D., Sociology, Expected 2021
Dissertation Title
: “Home in the Second Generation: Housing Outcomes and Housing Choices Among Children of Immigrants.”
Dissertation Committee: Nick Petersen (co-chair), Alan A. Aja (co-chair), Alejandro Portes, Marvin Dawkins, Sallie Hughes (Department of Communications)

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
M.A., Sociology, 2018
CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
B.A., Sociology, 2016
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
A.A., Architecture, 2013

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Martinez, B. 2020. “The Case of Cubans: “Racial Inequality in U.S. Homeownership and Home Values” Sociological Forum. (Accepted, online January 2021)

Martinez, B. and Portes, A. 2020. “Latin American Cities: Their Evolution Under Neoliberalism and Beyond.” Sociology of Development. (Accepted, online late-2020)

Portes, A. and Martinez, B. 2020. “Emerging Global Cities: Structural Similarities and Historical Differences.” Revista Espanola de Sociologia. https://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/res/article/view/74279/47201

Martinez, B., Petersen, N., and Omori, M. 2019. “Time, Money, and Punishment: Institutional Racial-Ethnic Inequalities in Pretrial Detention and Case Outcomes.” Crime & Delinquency. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0011128719881600

Portes, A. and Martinez, B. 2019. “They Are Not All the Same: Immigrant Enterprises, Transnationalism, and Development.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1559995

REPORTS AND BOOK CHATPERS

Petersen, N., Omori, M., Cancio, R., Johnson, O., Lautenschlager, R., Martinez, B. 2018. “Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Miami-Dade County’s Criminal Justice System.” Miami: American Civil Liberties Union.

Martinez, Brandon P., Nick Petersen, and George Wilson. 2018. “Pathways to Cuban-American Homeownership: A Case Study of Race Assimilation, and Ownership Dynamics.” in Latinos in the 21st Century: Their Voices and Lived Experiences, edited by I. Álvarez and A. Vargas. New York.

Omori, M., Lautenschlager, R., Lee, J., Cancio, R., Martinez, B. 2016. “Understanding Re-Entry in a Federal Court Context: Court-Assisted Re-Entry (CARE) Pilot Program Implementation Evaluation.” Miami: Southern District of Florida.

BOOK REVIEWS

Martinez, B. 2019. “Book Review: The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community.” Teaching Sociology, 47(3), 263–264. https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X19853273

Martinez, B. 2019. “Book Review: Migration and the Search for Home by Paolo Boccagni” The Sociological Review. https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/book-review-migration-and-the-search-for-home/

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Miami, Under Supervision of Dr. Yader Lanuza (Fall 2017); Dr. Nick Petersen and Dr. Marisa Omori (Summer 2017); Dr. Alejandro Portes (Spring 2017, 2018); Dr. Marisa Omori (Fall 2016).

Research Assistant, Brooklyn College, Under Supervision of Dr. Emily Molina (2015-2016). “A People’s Guide to New York,” Queens Study Guide (Forthcoming); UC Press.

Research Assistant, Terreform, New York, NY. Under Supervision of Professor Michael Sorkin. “New York City (Steady) State, Zero Waste.” 2015.

Tree Longevity Study Intern, New York City Tree Trust, New York, NY. Under supervision of James Kaechele. 2014.

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduate Assistantship, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, 2016 – Present.

Federal Work Study, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Summer 2017 – 2019.

UM Department of Sociology Travel Award. 2017. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “The Miami Growth Machine: Understanding the Domestic Actors Who Shaped the Gentrification of Wynwood.” Philadelphia, PA.

Max and Peggy Kriloff Student Travel Scholarship. 2017. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “The Miami Growth Machine: Understanding the Domestic Actors Who Shaped the Gentrification of Wynwood.” Philadelphia, PA.

UM Department of Sociology Research Enhancement Fund Award. 2017. Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “Cycles of Development: Historical Structures of Power and Opportunity in Miami’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods.” Greenville, NC.

Graduate Activity Fee Allocation Committee Award. 2017. Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “Cycles of Development: Historical Structures of Power and Opportunity in Miami’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods.” Greenville, NC.

Kurz Foundation Research Grant, CUNY Brooklyn College, Spring 2016.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2019    American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. “Segregated Schools, Segregated Sports: Unequal Sport Offerings in Miami Schools.” Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Refereed Roundtables. New York, NY.

2019    American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. “A People’s Guide in Queens.” Regional Spotlight. New York, NY.

2019    Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “Consumption for Whom? Criminal Justice Charging and the Racial Regulation of Business Improvement Districts.” Buckhead, GA.

2019    Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum. “Neighborhood Effects in Miami-Dade County: How Neighborhood Characteristics Relate to Traffic Stop Arrested Charges.” University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (Graduate Mentor for Peijun Chen.)

2018    Cuba Studies Graduate Student Symposium. “An American in Cuba: Remembering the Works and Travels of W.E.B. Du Bois.” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2018    American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. “Home Equity and Racial Inequality: Cubans in the U.S. Racial System.” Philadelphia, PA

2018    Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Pretrial Detention.” New Orleans, LA.

2017    Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “The Miami Growth Machine: Understanding the Domestic Actors Who Shaped the Gentrification of Wynwood.” Philadelphia, PA.

2017    Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “Cycles of Development: Historical Structures of Power and Opportunity in Miami’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods.” Greenville, NC.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record, SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology, University of Miami

Guest Lecturer, SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology, Spring 2019, Fall 2019.

Teaching Assistant, Immigration, Ethnicity, and Public Policy, 2017.

Teaching Assistant, Law and Society, 2016.

Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Methods for Sociologists, 2016.

TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, AND SKILLS

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop, University of Miami, 2016.

Computing Software: SPSS (advanced), STATA (advanced), MAXQDA (intermediate)

Statistical and Methodological Courses: Social Statistics, Advanced Sociological Statistical Analysis I, Advanced Research Methods

Research Skills: Ethnography, Content Analysis, Participant Observation, Semi-Structured Interviews, Data Management, Secondary Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Visual Methods

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE

Graduate Editorial Associate, 2018 – Present, Social Currents

Coordinator, 2017 – Present, Sociology Department Writing Workgroup

Member, 2016 – Present, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), Honor Society of Sociology

Member, 2016 – Present, American Sociological Association (ASA)

Member, 2016 – Present, Eastern Sociological Society (ESS)

Member, 2016 – Present, Southern Sociological Society (SSS)

Campus Compost Initiative & Sustainable Campus Initiative Survey, Sustainability Today and Tomorrow (STAT),  CUNY Brooklyn College, 2015.