David Cook-Martin

Professor of Social Research and Public Policy

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

David Cook-Martín is a political sociologist. His work focuses on understanding migration, race, ethnicity, law, and citizenship in an international field of power. He is author of The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants (Stanford University Press 2013: ASA’s Thomas & Znaniecki Best Book on International Migration Award 2014), and co-author with David FitzGerald of Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Harvard University Press 2014: ASA’s 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, MSS Distinguished Book Award, APSA’s Best Book on Migration and Citizenship 2015, ASA’s Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book on International Migration 2015, ASA’s Best Scholarly Contribution to Political Sociology).  David has taught courses on research methods, the sociology of law and migration, migration, and refuge, introduction to sociology, and on the relationship between states, race, and science.