In Memory of CSA Past President Randy Martin

Dr. 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.

The following information was gatherd from Duke Univeristy Press:

In his work Martin explored the intersections between art and politics. Martin’s most recent book with us was An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial  Logic of Risk Management (2007), an argument that a financial logic of risk management underwrites U.S. foreign and domestic policy. He was also the author of Chalk Lines: The Politics of Work in the Managed University (1999) and Critical Moves (1998). He was the editor of several special issues of Social Text, including Turning Pro (2004), Corruption in Corporate Culture (2003), and 911-A Public Emergency? (2002).

Martin held degrees in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the City University of New York. A performer as well as a scholar, at NYU he was known as an advocate for the arts. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues.

The Cultural Studies Association is pleased to announce the creation of the Randy Martin Prize in his honor for the Best Student Paper presented at the annual CSA conference.The winning paper may deal with any aspect of cultural studies, but should reflect the robust interdisciplinary perspective and historical materialist approach so central to the scholarship of the late Randy Martin. More information is available HERE.