American Studies, legal and policy history, mass incarceration, comparative justice, poverty studies
Tauheeda Yasin Martin is an Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus. She teaches Religious Studies, ESL, and courses in the Humanities and Global Affairs.
Her dissertation research focuses on debt, poverty, and mass incarceration and its historical connection to the poorhouse/workhouse system.
Her research interests include issues of poverty, race, criminal justice, and comparative legal systems. Her work also focuses on pedagogy and culture, oral communications and critical reading in the classroom, and project-based learning.
She earned an M.A. in Religion (Islamic Studies) from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the U.K. and an M.S. degree in Education (TESOL) from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College (concentrations in Film, Public Policy) in Bronxville, New York.
She has previously worked with the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. and has also taught in the New York City Public School System.
"debtors' prisons", cyclical court debt and poverty, predatory justice, comparative legal structures, culture and pedagogy, critical reading, and project-based learning
2017-2018 VCCS Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship
GLOA 101: Intro. to Global Affairs
NVCC: Liberal Arts Division (ESL, HUM, REL)
Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities (ASLCH)
Georgetown University Law Center, March 2018
Paper: “The"new poorhouse": issues in legal indigence and quality-of-life infractions
African American Intellectual History Society
Villanova University, 2017
Paper: “Listening to the Dead Speak Their Names: Data and Mapping Death”
WJLA TV: Coup attempt in Turkey - interview