Randy Martin

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Randy Martin
Randy Martin, Peoples University November 2011.png
Martin at the People's University in Washington Square Park on November 8, 2011
Born(1957-10-05)October 5, 1957[1]
DiedJanuary 28, 2015(2015-01-28) (aged 57)
Occupationprofessor, scholar, dancer
Academic background
Alma materCUNY Graduate Center[2]
ThesisSeeds of Desire: The Common Ground of Performance and Politics (Culture, Theater, Dance)[3] (1984)
Doctoral advisorStanley Aronowitz[3]
Academic work
DisciplineSociology, Art
Sub-disciplineMarxism, Dance theory
InstitutionsTisch School of the Arts
Main interestsFinancialization, dance, debt, Marxism[4]

Randy Martin (5 October 1957 – 28 January, 2015) was a professor of Art and Policy at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, socialist activist, and dancer.[5]


Educated as a sociologist but with a background as a dancer, Martin's scholarship addresses intersections between art and politics.[2][4] In Financialization of Daily Life, Martin examines how the shift toward financialization in the economy of the United States has subsequently affected culture, with a particular attention paid to the control of inflation and stimulation of economic growth.[6]


  • Martin, Randy (December 4, 2001). On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0816638969.
  • Martin, Randy (October 18, 2002). Financialization Of Daily Life. Labor in Crisis. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 1439912246.
  • Martin, Randy (March 14, 2007). An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management. a Social Text book. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0822339960.
  • Martin, Randy (April 17, 2015). Knowledge LTD: Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-0816638963.


  1. ^ "Martin, Randy, 1957-2015 - LC Authority Name File". the Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Randy Martin, 1957-2015". News from Duke University Press. Duke University Press. January 30, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Martin, Randy (1984). Seeds of Desire: The Common Ground of Performance and Politics (Culture, Theater, Dance) (Thesis). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. ProQuest 303287579.
  4. ^ a b "Randy Martin". Socialism and Democracy Online. Journal of the Research Group on Socialism and Democracy. August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Green, Allyson (February 1, 2015). "Randy Martin Obituary". The New York Times. New York, New York. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Financialization of Daily Life - Randy Martin". Temple University Press. Temple University. 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2016.

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