Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Coastal Carolina University
Pamela Martin is an Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Pamela Martin is the recipient of the International Studies Association’s Teaching Award for 2008. She was recognized for having “investigated, mastered, and utilized the wizardry of modern communications technology to globalize her classroom,” including connecting her classroom to others around the world using internet links and Skype telephony. In one instance, she connected her students with a group of journalists actually visiting a refugee camp in the Sudan.
She is also the director of the International and Global Studies Minor, as well as co-advisor to The Globalist Club, which has members from both South Carolina and Ecuador.
Her research and writing focus on social movements, globalization and private authority in the international system.
Ms. Martin’s most recent book, entitled, "The Globalization of Contentious Politics: The Amazonian Indigenous Rights Movement," analyzes the benefits and challenges of global processes on indigenous peoples in some of the most remote areas of the planet.
Currently, she is writing on and researching the role of private, multinational lending institutions in local development projects, such as oil extraction.
Ms. Martin received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park and taught at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador prior to returning to the United States in 1998.
Ms. Martin plans to expand the global videoconference program at Coastal Carolina University to include other regions of the world.