Marayna Martinez

My research contributes to three areas of scholarship: race and ethnicity politics, policy feedback, and political behavior. My work aims to understand how childhood experiences with public institutions influence adult political behavior, particularly among Americans of color. This work contributes to the growing literatures on policy feedback and the experiences of Asian, Latinx, and Black Americans. My work also focuses on the important effects of childhood experiences. My dissertation is titled “Three Papers on Public Schools and Political Participation Among Americans of Color,” and it asks how pre-adult school experiences affect the adult political participation of students of color.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • American Politics
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  • Public Policy, Education Policy