Miranda J. Martínez
Department: Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College
Location: 1204 Boylan Hall
Miranda Martinez has been an assistant professor at Brooklyn College since 2007. Her work focuses on community-based movements and the Latino experience of urban space. Her book Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side was published by Lexington Books. She and her colleague Alan Aja are conducting historical research on the Puerto Rican Socialist Party, which they presented jointly at the October 2010 meeting of the Puerto Rican Studies Association. In November 2009 her article "Attack of the Butterfly Spirits: The Impact of Movement Framing by Community Garden Preservation Activists" was published in the journal Social Movement Studies. She is also pursuing research on the experience of indebtedness among minorities.
Ph.D., New York University - 2002 (Sociology)
B.A., Clark University - 1989 (Geography)
Areas of Expertise:
Urban sociology, U.S. Latino experience, community development, sociology of consumption.
Books and Publications
Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side. Lexington Books. (Books and Publications: Book) 2010
"Attack of the Butterfly Spirits: The Impact of Movement Framing by Community Garden Preservation Activists." Social Movement Studies 8.4, November. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2009