SIPA Faculty-Scott Martin

Scott Martin

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

SIPA Faculty-Scott Martin

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor


Personal Details

Scott B. Martin, PhD (Columbia, 2001) has lectured on comparative political economy of development, global labor issues, comparative social welfare regimes, and critical approaches to corporate social responsibility at Columbia University (SIPA) and The New School (GPIA) ) since the early 2000s.  Previously he held visiting appointments at Yale, Princeton, and Sarah Lawrence College.  Currently Prof. Martin is Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center of Artificial Intelligence (C4AI), which is based at the Universidade de São Paulo.  His current research explores algorithmic management and labor conflict at the Amazon corporation in its Latin American operations as well as regulation of social and employment impacts of deployment of artificial intelligence.  For 2021-22 he has a seed grant from the Centennial Center of the American Political Science Association.  Prof. Martin’s most recent book is Labor Contestation at Walmart Brazil:  Limits of Global Diffusion in Latin America (Palgrave, 2021, with João Paulo Veiga and Katiuscia Galhera).  He is also co-author (with Ilán Bizberg) of the book Globalización y Estado de Bienestar: El Caso de Norteamérica (El Colegio de México, 2012) exploring social policy and labor regulation in Mexico, Canada, and the United States comparatively.  He is co-editor and contributor to the volumes, The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America (Oxford, 1997) and Competividade e Desenvolvimento: Atores e Instituições Locais (São Paulo, SENAC, 2001). 


  • PhD, Columbia University