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David Cook-Martín

Center for International Studies Director
Associate Professor
Department Chair of Sociology


David Cook-Martín is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College and director of its Center for International Studies. As a political sociologist, his work focuses on migration and citizenship policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA, an MA in Sociology from the University of Houston, and B.A. from Wheaton College. He has also worked in the child welfare field as director of a multi-disciplinary nonprofit. David is a former Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Latin American Sociology Mellon (UCLA), and a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow (UC Irvine).

He teaches a seminar on political sociology, intermediate level courses on methods, the sociology of law and migration, the state, race and science, as well as introductory sociology courses. David enjoys mentoring students in advance research projects like MAPs.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4409


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On-Campus Address: 

116C Alumni Recitation Hall
1210 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles;
M.A. in Sociology, University of Houston;
Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton College

Primary Academic Interest: 

Political sociology
race and ethnicity
international migration
historical and comparative methods

Academic Interests: 

Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
International migration
Sociology of law

Department Chair: 



On-Campus Address: 

116C Alumni Recitation Hall
1210 Park Street
Iowa 50112

Unit Head: 

Center for International Studies